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Girl, 3, falls through gap at London train station platform

Last week, train commuters suffered delays after a junior college student's leg was stuck in the platform gap at Hougang MRT station.

The gap was 10 cm wide.

Train station staff and commuters came to the aid of the student whose leg got stuck in the platform gap at Hougang MRT station last week. PHOTO: Twitter 

A similar incident has happened in London. But in the British case, the three-year-old girl fell right through a platform gap at the Baker Street tube station.

The toddler was with her nanny and another child on Tuesday (March 17).

Passengers who saw her tumble through the gap rushed to her rescue and hoisted the little girl back to safety.

Luckily, she wasn't badly hurt: After hitting the train's metal foot plate, she suffered a bruise on her forehead.

Newspaper Daily Mail quoted a witness telling Evening Standard that the group was getting ready to board the train.

"There’s a gap on the platform where the track bends around and she fell into that gap.
"Some gaps are big enough for me to fit in."

Calling it a "shocking incident", leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union Mick Cash said:

"RMT is awaiting the outcome of the investigations by the Office for Rail Regulation...

"This incident again exposes the lethal nonsense of cutting station staff on the underground network." 

Sources: Daily Mail, Evening Standard

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