6 Malaysians among 29 hurt in Wednesday's train collision at Joo Koon MRT station

Six Malaysians were hurt in the train collision at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday (Nov 15).
Six Malaysians were hurt in the train collision at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday (Nov 15). ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

SINGAPORE - Six Malaysians were among the 29 people injured in the train collision at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday (Nov 15), Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement, which was tweeted by the ministry's secretary-general Ramlan Ibrahim, said that the Malaysians who suffered injuries were taken to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention.

"The High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore is working closely with local authorities to monitor and obtain further updates on the incident," it added.

"Malaysians involved in this incident (who) require consular assistance are advised to contact the High Commission."

Wednesday morning's incident, which saw a collision between two MRT trains, was caused by a software glitch in the new signalling system of the East-West Line.

The majority of those hurt suffered minor injuries.

The collision also led to train services between Joo Koon and Tuas Link stations being suspended on Thursday for the authorities to carry out further investigations.

A total of five stations are affected - Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link.

Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link are part of the new 7.5km Tuas West extension that started operations in June to serve workers in the Jurong and Tuas industrial estates.

They are also located near the Tuas Second Link, one of two causeways linking Singapore to Malaysia.