Singapore train collides with stationary train leaving 23 injured

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another train that was stationary near a station in the city state's western area and some injuries were reported, the country's Straits Times newspaper reported.

In a joint statement issued at 11.12am, SMRT and LTA said a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link station stalled at Joo Koon station at 8.18am.

Around 20 passengers were said to be injured in the incident and were taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital. "Twenty-three injured passengers have already been conveyed to the hospitals, majority sustained minor injuries", SCDF added.

It was Facebook user Mei Anne who first shared the alarming account at 8:26am today that two SMRT trains bumped into each other at Joo Koon MRT station, knocking around commuters inside the carriages. A second train stopped behind the faulty train at the station at 0819 AM but moved forward unexpectedly a minute later, coming into contact with the stationary train. "SMRT and LTA are investigating the incident".

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

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

Injured passengers were the first to share about the train collision.

She also posted a close-up shot of parts of the trains that collided, but we can't discern any noticeable damage.