Update @1030pm: Tanker Train Collision in Kota Kinabalu
Oct 31, 2011
Shell Timur Sdn Bhd confirms that one of its tankers, operated by an independent contractor, was involved in a collision with a passenger train at approximately 5:30 p.m. today near a Shell station at Jalan Kepayan-Jalan Lintas junction near the Kota Kinabalu international airport.
The accident resulted in the tanker catching fire, and the front carriage of the train derailing.
Relevant authorities were notified immediately. BOMBA arrived onsite within 15 minutes and was able to put out the fire at approximately 6.30 p.m.
Shell can confirm that the driver of the tanker as well as staff and customers at the station were unhurt. We are deeply concerned to learn that there are train passengers who have been injured in the accident. We are following the situation closely with the authorities.
As an immediate safety precaution, we have ceased operations at the petrol station until further notice.
The accident also resulted in a product spill and BOMBA is working to address the situation which is currently under control. Shell remains in constant contact with the authorities on the ground and is ready to render any assistance if required.
Shell will cooperate fully with the Police and relevant authorities in their investigation into the cause of the accident.
Issued by Shell Malaysia Corporate Affairs. For more information, please contact:
Peing Tajang - tel: +6 03 2091 2161, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Yong - tel: +6 088 292 124, email: LucyIrene.Yong@shell.com
Stephanie Khoo - tel: 03 2091 2115, email: email@example.com
Victor Klanang - tel: +6 088 292 143, email: firstname.lastname@example.org