MRT train collides with stationary train at Joo Koon station; 23 passengers hurt


SINGAPORE: At least 23 passengers were hurt after an SMRT train collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday morning (Nov 15). 

The two trains at Joo Koon MRT station. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 8.33am. A total of 23 people were sent to hospital, most with minor injuries, SCDF said.

Facebook user Mei Anne wrote that she was a passenger on one of the trains, and hurt her back as a result of the collision. 

The incident happened on the same morning that both the East-West Line and Circle Line were affected by delays during the morning rush hour. 

In a tweet at 8.25am, SMRT said that a “train fault” happened at Joo Koon station. 

Channel NewsAsia has reached out to SMRT and the Land Transport Authority on the incident. 

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. 

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