Following this morning’s inaccurate reports that an overhead flyover, or LRT line had collapsed near the SOGO KL shopping complex, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd has released a stern warning to those who spread false and unverified news.
As we showed you this morning, the incident at SOGO KL was in fact a car accident involving two vehicles from opposing lanes, despite the many early and unfounded claims made by several social media sites.
Rapid Rail spokesperson, Lim Jin Aun said that, “These irresponsible acts cause unnecessary panic for LRT users who depend on this service, but receive false news via Facebook and Twitter.”
Given the angle of the initial photos this morning, we understand why it would be easy to assume an LRT line or flyover had collapsed, but a little bit more research into the matter showed the true story.
Remember folks, be wary of what you share or assume on social media!