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Hong Kong subway partly suspended after overnight crash

Associated Press
In this photo released by MTR Corporation, two MTR trains sit after collision on the Tsuen Wan Line during testing of the rail company's new signal system in Hong Kong Monday, March, 18, 2019.

Hong Kong – Service has been suspended on part of one of Hong Kong’s main subway lines after an overnight crash during equipment testing.

Hong Kong media reports say the driver of one train injured his leg in the early Monday morning accident, and the other had smoke inhalation. Both were taken to a hospital.

In this Monday, March, 18, 2019 photo released by MTR Corporation, two MTR trains are seen after the collision in the morning on the Tsuen Wan Line during testing of the the rail company's new signaling system in Hong Kong.

Subway operator MTR Corp. said that service on the Tsuen Wan Line between Admiralty and Central stations has been suspended. The crash happened near Central.

Photos released by the MTR showed one of the trains tilted part way off the tracks and the doors knocked off one subway car entrance.

MTR Operations Director Lau Tin-shing said that the nighttime trials of a new signal system would be halted until the cause of the accident is determined.