MTR East Rail Line once this afternoon (25th) due to a stray dog walking on the track near Fanling Station, the journey time between Admiralty Station and Lok Ma Chau Station took an additional 10-15 minutes.
Animals crossing the tracks of the Hong Kong railway have also happened in recent years. Among them, the dog girl "Wei Xue" was run over by a through train after running on the track in 2014. The MTR's handling of stray dogs on the track caused controversy at that time. Although the incident was reported to The public apologized, but more than 300 citizens still gathered outside the MTR Sheung Shui Station to mourn "Weixue", and hoped that the incident would awaken Hong Kong people to pay attention to animal rights.
A staff member used a chair to lure "Weixue" off the track and was killed near Fanling Station after failing to open to traffic
The "Weixue" accident happened on August 20, 2014. The Tang dog woman ran into the Sheung Shui track by mistake at 9:50 in the morning. Passengers on the platform filmed "Weixue" stretching her limbs several times, trying her best to jump onto the platform but failing.
The only point is that the staff did not seek help from the Society for the Protection of Animals or the Fisheries and Conservation Department, and the staff used chairs to rescue the dog on the platform, but the result failed and the rescue opportunity was missed.
Later, the MTR decided to resume traffic when the dog failed to leave the track. In the end, "Weixue" was hit and killed by a through train near Fanling Station.
Questioning MTR staff's misjudgment and failure to save the dog
The incident aroused public indignation. Some netizens and animal protection organizations questioned MTR's serious mistakes in judgment and criticized the MTR staff for "regarding the dog's life" and not doing their best to save the dog. "Weixue" died in vain. ", which means "revenge has not yet been settled".
Netizens spontaneously mourned "Weixue" outside MTR Sheung Shui Station
At that time, more than 70,000 netizens petitioned the MTR to explain the cause of the accident, and went to the MTR headquarters and train stations to hold various mourning activities for "Weixue".
Afterwards, MTR set up a task force to review the incident and propose improvement measures, and submitted an investigation report in March 2015.
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