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.
We re-publish LTA’s latest statement here:
“There were 28 injuries in total, including three walk-ins at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital later in the afternoon.
“The Ministry of Transport, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT are in touch with these injured passengers to offer the necessary assistance.
“Out of the 15 sent to the National University Hospital, one declined treatment and returned home, and 13 received treatment and have been discharged. One passenger is currently warded for observation.
“A total of 13 injured (including three walk-ins) were treated at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Nine have been treated and discharged, two are being treated, and two others are warded for observation.”
In the first such train collision in about 24 years, since 1993, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link station stalled at Joo Koon station at 8.18am.
This is according to a joint statement by SMRT and Land Transport Authority (LTA) which revealed that a second train stopped behind the first faulty train, one minute later: “At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train.”
Meanwhile, massive congestion erupted on the Circle Line after train services were disrupted due to a “signalling fault.”