2 dead at Pasir Ris MRT station following 'incident on track'

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Two men were pronounced dead at Pasir Ris MRT station on Tuesday (March 22) morning following an “incident” on the train tracks.

SMRT said in a Facebook post that the incident involved two of its maintenance staff who were at a servicing point along the track near the station.

[EWL Update: 12.10pm]: At around 11.10 am today, there was an accident involving two SMRT maintenance staff along the…

Posted by SMRT on Monday, March 21, 2016

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said its officers were alerted of the incident at about 11.10am and the men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Train services between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations in both directions on the East-West Line were suspended as a result.

Rail operator SMRT first tweeted about the incident at about 11.20am, adding later that services are expected to resume at 12.30pm.

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BREAKING NEWS: 2 SMRT staff die in track incident near Pasir Ris MRT Station
Video shows SCDF personnel on track http://bit.ly/1SetEMt

Posted by Stomp Straits Times on Monday, March 21, 2016

Twitter user Jeremy Ho posted that commuters were asked to leave the station, just as he reached the train platform for “reasons unknown”, and he posted a video of the scene.

A subsequent tweet by SMRT added that free regular and shuttle bus services are available at the affected stops between the two stations.

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