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South Horizons Station Photo: MTR
South Horizons Station Photo: MTR

South Horizons station closed for four hours over flooding

The water leakage was caused by a broken street water pipe

February 15, 2017 11:19 AM (UTC+8)

A Hong Kong metro station that has been open for just over two months closed for four hours on Tuesday after flooding from a broken water mains.

South Horizons MTR Station on the South Island Line, which opened in December last year, was suspended after water began pouring from the ceiling near exit B at around 8.45pm, leading to the station’s closure, TVB reported. The water reached ankle level.

Lifts and elevators were closed, and the MTR Corp provided shuttle buses for affected passengers as trains did not stop at South Horizons station.

The MTR said the leak was the result of a broken water mains that did not belong to the company, Apple Daily reported.

The Water Supplies Department provided two trucks and eight water tanks to serve the district while the pipe was fixed.

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