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ERL: Man Found Dead Was Trespasser Not Passenger

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KUALA LUMPUR – The man who was found dead near the Express Rail Link (ERL) Sdn Bhd Bandar Tasik Selatan Station was a trespasser, not a passenger.

In a statement on Sunday night, ERL said the victim was believed to have intruded into the fenced tracks, and that no ERL ticket nor identification document was found on him.

The body of the man was spotted by the ERL train driver at the 7.2km stretch, about 1km from the Bandar Tasik Selatan Station at 9.11am Sunday.

“We would like to clarify that the man was not a passenger as stated by several news reports,” said the statement, adding that the Sungai Besi police station was alerted immediately.

The ERL service resumed operations at 1.40pm.

The statement said no further disruptions were expected and advised the public not to enter fenced track areas for their own safety.

It said crossing or walking along railway tracks was extremely dangerous as trains travelled at high speeds and were relatively quiet.

The statement added that the entire 57km stretch of track was fenced but illegal fence-cutting and crossing still occurred.

Cheras police chief ACP Chong Kok Sin said the unidentified man had said that the man killed about 9.30pm Saturday when he was run over by the ERL train as it was heading to the Kuala Lumpur Central Station.

He said severed body parts of the victim were sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital. – Bernama

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