Boy's leg stuck in train's platform gap

Boy's leg stuck in train's platform gap

An 11-year-old boy got his leg stuck in the gap between a train and the platform at Sembawang MRT Station yesterday.

The boy and his father were boarding the train on the North South Line towards Marina Bay when it happened at around 7.20am.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the boy's leg got stuck in the platform gap from the knee down, and he screamed in pain.

Passengers rushed forward to help. Some of them held onto his arms while one of them pushed the emergency communications button to call for help.

Another passenger helped to make space around the boy, asking other passengers not to crowd around him.

SMRT staff at the station arrived soon after and freed the boy. He was taken to Yishun Polyclinic with minor injuries.

The train resumed operations. The whole incident lasted 10 minutes.

An SMRT spokesman said the company is investigating the matter.

This article was published on April 5 in The New Paper.

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