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23 injured as SMRT trains collide at Joo Koon MRT Station


An SMRT train collided with a stationary train this morning, causing injuries to passengers. According to media reports, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning (17 November), at about 8.30am near Joo Koon MRT Station.

SMRT announced on Twitter that commuters should expect 30 minutes added train travel time between Jurong East and Joo Koon stations, only saying that a train fault had occurred.

One commuter posted on social media that she was on the train that crashed into the one in front. Facebook user Mei Anne said she and fellow passengers “all fell” on their backs and that she was in pain as a result.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) posted on social media that 23 people sustained mostly “minor injuries”. In a Facebook post, it said: “At 8.33 am, SCDF was alerted to an incident near Joo Koon MRT Station. SCDF resources are at the scene attending to the injured. 23 injured passengers have already been conveyed to the hospitals, majority sustained minor injuries.”

Yahoo News Singapore has reached out to SMRT for more information on the incident.

This is a developing story. Updates to follow

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