Local media reported multiple injuries aboard an MTR train in Lai King on Sunday.

Photo: Dennis Ho, via Facebook.

RTHK reported that the train passed the station at a low speed and hit a buffer. It did not derail, according to the MTR Corporation (MTRC).

Passengers evacuated, though many were injured. The MTRC suspended services along the entire Tsuen Wan Line.

Stations closed

Following a network-side shutdown on Saturday, the MTRC earlier announced that it would only reopen 45 of its 93 stations on Sunday.

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All train services will end at 9pm on Sunday to allow for more time for repairs, it said, after station facilities were vandalised.


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