Update 2019-09-17: Around 500 passengers were onboard the train at the time of the accident. The cause of the derailment is still unclear. On Tuesday (17 September), intercity trains to Chinese cities including Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Beijing were also cancelled due to the accident.
2019-09-17: An MTR train derailed near Hung Hom station on Tuesday morning (17 September, local time). East Rail line services were temporarily suspended between Hung Hom and Mong Kok East. Multiple people were injured. There were no reports of severe injuries.
Travellers should schedule additional time for their journeys.