Girl's leg stuck between MRT train and platform

STUCK: (Above) The student with her leg trapped in platform gap at Hougang station. The incident happened during the morning rush hour yesterday.
STUCK: The student with her leg trapped in platform gap at Hougang station. (Above) The incident happened during the morning rush hour yesterday.

The girl in school uniform looked helpless as she sat there, her left leg stuck knee-deep in the gap between the train and the platform.

Around her, station staff and fellow commuters gathered, trying to calm her. Someone even applied moisturiser on her leg to try to free it, to no avail.

Suddenly, a station staff member, who did not want to be named, recalled something he had done in the past in a similar situation.

He immediately instructed his colleagues to get some liquid soap from the station's toilets.

They then poured it into the gap, which provided better lubrication.

"We managed to save the girl after four to five minutes of hard work," the staff member told Lianhe Wanbao.

The incident happened at Hougang MRT station on March 11 during the morning peak hour rush at about 7.50am.

It caused a disruption on the North-East Line that lasted about two hours, resulting in large crowds.

Read the full report in our print edition on March 12.

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