Stalled monorail train passenger Aqiqah and baby in good condition
Masnizam with Afiqah, and her husband Husni
Puan Nur Afiqah Ghazali and her husband, Encik Husni Abdul Hamid, – two passengers in the stalled monorail train incident in Brickfields last Saturday – drew from each other’s strength and spirit to overcome the stress of being trapped inside the hot and stuffy cabin.
“The situation was packed and hot. We have to draw on each other’s strength while waiting for help. I am glad that my husband was by my side and calm me throughout the incident,” said the five-month pregnant Afiqah.
“Alhamdulillah, everything is okay...the doctor confirmed that my baby is safe,” added Afiqah who received a visit from a KL Monorail entourage at her house in Kuala Selangor this morning.
“Our plan to do some shopping last Saturday did not happen due to the incident. However, we manage to settle them out yesterday,” said the 25-year old teacher who taught at SRJK (Tamil) Ladang Kampung Baru, Kuala Selangor.
In last Saturday incident near the Tun Sambanthan Monorail Stesen, Afiqah with her husband as well as 181 passengers were trapped inside a monorail train which suddenly stalled following lost power. The passengers were later rescued from the train by the Fire and Rescue Department.
Afiqah and two other victims including Cik Rosita Aggraeni Lufti who fainted at the scene were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.
“At the hospital, I was immediately given the intravenous drip treatment due to dehydration. Luckily, nothing bad happened,” Afiqah
told the KL Monorail entourage led by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad Group Communication Department Head, Puan Masnizam Hisham.
Meanwhile, Masnizam and her subordinates had earlier paid a visit to Rosita's home in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam on Sunday night.
Masnizam with Rosita
Rosita, a regular user of Klang Valley urban public transport, said she had not much to tell about the incident when asked by the KL Monorail entourage.
“I was on a journey to Bukit Bintang to send my rented dress. Suddenly, the train stopped, and the lights and the air-conditioner
went out immediately after that. The air inside the cabin became hot and stuffy quite fast as the train was packed.
“I started to hyper-ventilate and then lost consciousness. When I gained my consciousness, I was already in a hospital,” said Rosita who received the intravenous drip treatment before she was discharged.
Meanwhile, Masnizam also announced that KL Monorail has set up an independent internal investigation committee to probe further into the incident for more details.
According to her, as such the stalled train has been placed under quarantine and the investigation is expected to be completed early next month.
“Findings of the investigation will be submitted to SPAD (Land Public Transport Commission),”added Masnizam.
For further details, kindly contacted Prasarana Media Affairs Manager Azhar Ghazali at 019-3837865 or Haliza Hamid at 019-2210058.