Student's leg stuck between train and platform at Hougang MRT station

Student's leg stuck between train and platform at Hougang MRT station
STUCK: (Left) The student with her leg trapped in platform gap at Hougang station. (Below) The incident happened during the morning rush hour yesterday.

SINGAPORE - A student is believed to have had her leg stuck in the gap between an MRT train and the station platform at Hougang MRT station on Wednesday morning.

It is not clear how the incident happened.

The incident caused a delay along the North East Line (NEL), reported The Straits Times, with photos on social media showing the station packed with large crowds of people.

Photos also showed the student, a girl wearing a beige school uniform, sitting on the platform with her left leg in the gap between the train and the platform.

Channel NewsAsia reported that announcements on possible delays were made within the affected trains and stations, but no notice of the delays were posted on social media by NEL operator SBS Transit, or relevant authorities.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident at about 7.50am, and dispatched one fire engine and one ambulance to the scene.

An SCDF spokesperson said that members of the public had helped pull out the girl's leg from the gap prior to its arrival, and she was subsequently conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

According to The Straits Times, the crowds at the station was cleared by 9.30am.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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