Singapore mass rapid transit trains collide, 23 injured

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

- Picture by Low Youjin/TODAY SINGAPORE, Nov 15 - Twenty-three passengers sustained minor injuries and had to be taken to nearby hospitals after a collision between two trains at Joo Koon MRT station this morning.

An east-bound train from Jurong had reportedly stopped at Clementi MRT station for two minutes longer than scheduled due to a technical fault.

"SCDF resources are at the scene attending to the injured", it said in a post on its Facebook page.

"At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train", the statement said.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has since confirmed the incident, noting that it was alerted to the situation at the MRT station at 8:33am.

SMRT was recently troubled by a tunnel flooding incident happened in October.

A platform at Joo Koon MRT station has been cordoned off following the incident, according to videos sent to Channel NewsAsia.

Twenty-three passengers and two SMRT staff sustained "light to moderate injuries", and were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital and National University Hospital (NUH).

Another eight sustained minor injuries and were assessed to be under the P3 category, which includes sprains and minor head injuries.

Wednesday's collision was the latest knock on Singapore's reputation for slick infrastructure after the city-state witnessed a commuter chaos earlier this year.

One commuter posted on social media that she was on the train that crashed into the one in front.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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