Smoke seen coming from escalator at Ang Mo Kio MRT station; SMRT staff taken to hospital

Smoke seen coming from escalator at Ang Mo Kio MRT station; SMRT staff taken to hospital

Channel NewsAsia·2018-02-05 17:00

Part of Ang Mo Kio MRT station is clouded with smoke, apparently from an escalator. (Photo: Jas Chua Suat Ping/Facebook) 

SINGAPORE: Smoke was seen rising from an escalator at Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Monday afternoon (Feb 5). Video of the incident circulating on social media shows the affected escalator leads to an underground link to AMK Hub. Fire engines from the Singapore Civil Defence Force were also seen parked outside the MRT station. 

Fire engines were seen parked outside Ang Mo Kio MRT station. (Photo: Pan Zhengxiang) 

A spokesperson for SMRT said it was investigating and told Channel NewsAsia that "train services are not affected" and that there is "no danger to commuters". 

Channel NewsAsia understands that SMRT technicians are on-site. 

This is a developing story. Details to come. 

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