SMRT train hits stationary train near Joo Koon MRT station; 28 injured

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

An SMRT train hit a stationary train near Joo Koon MRT station around 8am this morning, according to media reports.

Passengers who posted on social media said that a number of those on the moving train fell when the two trains made contact.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT have issued a joint statement on the incident, here it is in full:

"This morning at 8.18am, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link Station stalled at Joo Koon Station. At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train. At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly and came into contact with the first train.

There were 28 injuries in total, including three walk-ins at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital later in the afternoon. The Ministry of Transport, LTA and SMRT are in touch with these injured passengers to offer the necessary assistance.

Out of the 15 sent to the National University Hospital, one declined treatment and returned home, and 13 received treatment and have been discharged. One passenger is currently warded for observation.

A total of 13 injured (including three walk-ins) were treated at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Nine have been treated and discharged, two are being treated, and two others are warded for observation.

SMRT and LTA are investigating the incident."

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