Passengers drenched by water leak in MRT train

A commuter travelling from Clementi to Outram Park posted a video online, saying that water was pouring from the roof of the train.
A commuter travelling from Clementi to Outram Park posted a video online, saying that water was pouring from the roof of the train.SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A train on the East-West Line was hit by a water leak on Monday (July 18) evening, Shin Min Daily News reported.

A commuter travelling from Clementi to Outram Park posted a video online, saying that water was pouring from the roof of the train.

According to the commuter, water was leaking from the air-con vent and continued throughout the entire journey.

Many passengers were drenched.

The incident took place around 6.20pm during the evening rush hour.

Last July, a similar incident happened on the North East Line.

This is the latest in a string of incidents to hit SMRT after manufacturing defects were found in 26 trains.

When contacted, SMRT spokesman Patrick Nathan said: "On Monday evening, our Operations Control Centre was alerted to a leak in the air conditioning system in a train travelling towards Pasir Ris. Our staff boarded the train at Commonwealth Station to check the leak, and a cleaner was quickly sent to clear up the water. The train was subsequently withdrawn from service. We apologise to affected commuters."