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Injuries reported in Singapore transit train collision

From Reuters - November 14, 2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-states railways.

Transit operator SMRT said 23 passengers and two staff suffered light to moderate injuries and have been taken to hospital.

The incident took place at 0820 AM (0020 GMT), SMRT said in a statement. It said a faulty west-bound train had stalled at Joo Koon station on the systems East-West line at 0818 AM. 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.

A photograph posted on the Straits Times website showed two trains stopped and in contact but with no major damage apparent.

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