25 injured as SMRT trains collide at Joo Koon MRT Station

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 15, 2017

A Singapore Mass Rapid Transit Cooperation (SMRT Cooperation) train of the East-West line collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday morning at around 8:00 a.m. local time, causing at least 23 people injured, local media reported. Facebook user Mei Anne said she and fellow passengers fell on their backs, and that she was in pain.

In her own words: damn, SMRT.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has since confirmed the incident, noting that it was alerted to the situation at the MRT station at 8:33am.

A spokesman from Ng Teng Fong Hospital said among the 10 injured at the hospital, two were assessed to have sustained injuries under the P2 category or "major emergencies" such as limb fractures and joint dislocation.

One commuter posted on social media that she was on the train that crashed into the one in front.

Not long after, Land Transport Authority (LTA) put out a statement to clarify what exactly happened. 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.

In their Facebook post about the incident this morning, SCDF only said that the incident happened "near Joo Koon MRT station".

The statement also added another two casualties to the list.

SMRT and LTA added that they are investigating the incident.

For now, we await Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan's own statement on SMRT's awful, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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