Two people were killed and dozens others injured when a Borneo Railway slipped off track due to landslip and plunged into the Padas River in Tenom in the interior of Sabah.
Here’s a report by The Star newspaper on the incident:
Two Killed In Train Plunge
KOTA KINABALU: A normally-serene journey in interior Sabah turned into a nightmare for 41 people when a train plunged into the fast-flowing Padas River, killing two passengers.
Four others on board the two-carriage train were injured as passengers scrambled up a steep slope in the tragedy that occurred after a landslip in Kampung Pangi near Tenom, about 170km from here.
Police have identified the two dead as a local woman from Kg Melalap in Tenom and a Timorese man.
Tenom OCPD Deputy Supt Mazlan Lazim said both were believed to have drowned while trying to swim out of the train.