REPEAT - 62 injured in Hong Kong light railway accident: police

HONG KONG (AFP) - Sixty-two people were injured when multiple cars derailed on Hong Kong's light railway in the north of the city, throwing passengers onto the floor, police said on Friday.

"There was a derailment on the light rail," a police spokeswoman told AFP, confirming that 62 people were injured in the accident which occurred in the New Territories region north of the city's business district.

Three people that were seriously injured have already been taken to hospital according to state-run broadcaster RTHK.

"It was driving too fast," a female passenger told Cable TV News adding that the train lost control when it was making a turn.

"It was very chaotic inside the train, there was some blood," she said.

The Hong Kong Light Rail Network links 68 stops along 36 kilometres of track in the New Territories.