China News Agency, Hong Kong, December 5th (Reporter Han Xingtong) At about 8:30 in the morning on December 5th, a train on the MTR Tseung Kwan O Line from Cannes Station to Tseung Kwan O Station, two of the carriages connected to the machine appeared Fault.

During the accident, about 1,500 passengers were evacuated via rail, and two of them reported feeling unwell.

  The MTR said that at about 8:30 in the morning, a train departing from Cannes towards North Point was preparing to enter Tseung Kwan O Station when a mechanical failure occurred between the two trains, which triggered the relevant safety protection equipment , causing the train to stop while still some distance away from Tseung Kwan O Station, and an alarm was issued.

MTR emphasized that in the accident, the train did not deviate from the track, and the specific cause of the accident still needs further in-depth investigation.

  Chen Guoming, head of the fire department of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, said in a meeting with reporters that a total of 104 fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched by the Fire Services Department, and a collapse search and rescue team was also dispatched to assist in the search and rescue work.

After the firefighters arrived at the scene, about 700 passengers were evacuated, and they were arranged to walk from the front of the train to the Tseung Kwan O platform through the rails. The other about 800 passengers were evacuated by MTR staff before the firefighters arrived at the scene.

  Liang Weihao, senior ambulance officer of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, added that during the accident, two passengers felt unwell. After initial treatment by ambulance personnel at the scene, they were sent to Tseung Kwan O Hospital for treatment. They are currently in stable condition.

  Chief Inspector Duan Yalun of the Railway Police District of the Hong Kong Police Force said that after preliminary investigations, the police did not find any criminal elements in the incident.

  Affected by the accident, train services on the Tseung Kwan O Line between Tiu Keng Leng Station and Po Lam and Lohas Park Stations are suspended. MTR provides two feeder bus lines to assist affected passengers.

  MTR apologized for the accident, and the Tseung Kwan O Line gradually returned to normal at 12:30 noon on the same day.