25 injured by collision between two trains at Singapore's Joo Koon station

25 injured by collision between two trains at Singapore's Joo Koon station

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that a total of 28 people were injured in this morning's train collision at Joo Koon station, as opposed to the 25 that were initially reported.

Local media Lianhe Zaobao quoted Singapore Civil Defence Force sources as saying that the 23 injured passengers were sent to hospitals, and majority sustained minor injuries. One passenger is now warded for observation.

"A young lady fell on me, and my left knee hit the train floor hard".

After the incident, an announcement was made over the systems asking for passengers to move forward to the first cabin.

An SMRT Siemens C651 train departing from Platform A of Joo Koon MRT Station, Singapore.

They were then directed to the operator cabin where they alighted the train.

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There are five stops to the Tuas Link station from the Joo Koon station.

"At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train".

23 passengers and 2 SMRT staff sustained light to moderate injuries, and have been conveyed to Ng Teng Fong Hospital and National University Hospital.

The incident happened at the time that the Circle Line, better known as the Yellow Line, was affected by delays which the SMRT attributed to "a signal fault" at about 6 am.

In the latest incident, injured passengers suffered sprains, limb fractures and join dislocation.

In August 1993, a damaged rubber ring set off a chain of events that led to the collision between two trains at Clementi MRT station, leaving about 160 passengers injured. A post on SMRT's Facebook page at 2pm said that train services in both directions between Boon Lay and Tuas Link would be suspended for two hours as of 2pm.

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