Another MTR delay as girl's leg trapped between train and platform in HK

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The student, who appeared to be of primary school age, was sent to hospital in Kwun Tong

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A schoolgirl got her leg trapped between an MTR train and the platform this afternoon, and had to be rescued. The incident happened at Lam Tin station a little after 4pm on Tuesday.  

The girl, who appeared to be of primary school age, was sent to hospital after the incident.

Train services on the Kwun Tong line were delayed at about 4.15pm as firefighters and MTR staff worked to free the girl’s left leg. There was an estimated 10-15 minute delay on the service from Whampoa station to Tiu Keng Leng.

An MTR spokesman said the incident had been dealt with by 4.38pm and service on the line was gradually resuming.

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Videos and photos posted on Facebook showed a young girl in a pink school uniform trapped between a train and the platform.

About 10 firefighters, police and MTR staff were at the scene helping the girl. The rescue effort took about 30 minutes.

Her left knee was wrapped in a bandage and she was helped into a wheelchair. A video posted online with a timestamp of 4.49pm showed police and firefighters leaving the scene.

According to police, the girl was sent to United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong.