2 SMRT staff dead in accident on tracks near Pasir Ris MRT station

Tragedy struck this morning, involving the deaths of two SMRT maintenance staff on the tracks near Pasir Ris MRT station. 

SMRT first noted about an unclear incident that transpired on the East-West Line at 11.39am that resulted in the suspension of train services between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations in both directions. 

 

[EWL Update: 11.39am]: Due to an incident on the track at Pasir Ris, there are no train services between Tanah Merah and…

Posted by SMRT on Monday, 21 March 2016

 

It was only later on that SMRT announced that the service disruption was due to an accident along the track at a servicing point near Pasir Ris station. The incident — yet to be revealed in detail by the public transport operators — resulted in the deaths of two of their staff. 

Photo: Facebook

 

“We convey our deepest condolences to their families and are providing support to them at this very difficult time,” they stated. “We are working with the Police to conduct a detailed investigation into this accident.” 

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