20 injured in Hong Kong light rail train collision

Two light rail trains collided in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai New Town on Tuesday (Dec 20), injuring 20 people.
Two light rail trains collided in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai New Town on Tuesday (Dec 20), injuring 20 people.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JOHN CHEUK
Two light rail trains collided in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai New Town on Tuesday (Dec 20), injuring 20 people.
Two light rail trains collided in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai New Town on Tuesday (Dec 20), injuring 20 people.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JOHN CHEUK

HONG KONG - Twenty people were injured when two light rail trains collided in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai New Town on Tuesday (Dec 20) afternoon.

The collision occurred before 4.30pm at the Hang Mei Tsuen station on the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), Hong Kong's South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Tuesday (Dec 20).

Five men and 15 women were taken to Tuen Mun Hospital with minor injuries, Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily reported.

Rail services were disrupted, and the Transport Department rolled out free shuttle buses in the meantime.

MTR Corp said on its website at 4.55pm that the incident near Hang Mei Tsuen stop had been cleared and that light rail services were gradually resuming.