22 Jul '11, 1pm

Fire on SMRT train at Dover station

Fire on SMRT train at Dover station

SINGAPORE - Thick smoke on an SMRT train resulted in an evacuation of passengers at the Dover station on Friday evening. The train, however, remained functional and was driven to the Ulu Pandan depot after commuters got off, a spokesperson from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said. The cause of the blackish fumes is still under investigation. An eyewitness told citizen journalism website STOMP that there was a burning smell of plastic when he boarded the train at Buona Vista, which is one station stop before Dover. "When the train arrived at Dover, I heard someone scream and everyone started to evacuate "SMRT personnel were already standing by at the platform while more smoke came from the train. "After five minutes, the empty train was driven away," said the netizen named Hirakawa. There were no reports of any injuries. Smoky train forces passenger evacuation at ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/...

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