Tue, Nov 09, 2010
KTM train derails along Bukit Timah Road
KTM train derails along Bukit Timah Road
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A Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train carrying 60 passengers derailed along the track at Bukit Timah road near King Albert Park at about 8.15am on Tuesday morning.

Local reports say only the first three carriages derailed, with the first more badly damaged than the other two.

The train had left the Bukit Timah Railway station at 8 am and was travelling at about five to 10 kilometres per hour when it stopped suddenly.

Passengers say they only felt a slight bump and no casualties have been reported.

Witnesses told AsiaOne that KTM technical staff were at the scene of the accident.

The train was en route to Malaysia from Singapore and was towed back to Tanjong Pagar railway station.

Affected passengers have also been ferried back to Tanjong Pagar.

Check back for more details.

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