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10 passengers and two bus captains taken to hospital after two SBS buses collide in Tampines

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One bus captain has been suspended from driving after two SBS Transit buses collided at a bus stop at Tampines Ave 10 around 6.50am on Wednesday morning, injuring both bus captains and 10 passengers who were rushed to the hospital.

According to the Chinese daily, one of the buses had stopped at the bus stop while the other rammed into it from behind. The buses involved in the accidents run on services 127 and 168.

Half of the 12 injured individuals were conveyed to Sengkang General Hospital, while the remaining half were taken to Changi General Hospital. Nine passengers and both bus captains received outpatient treatment while one passenger was warded and discharged yesterday.

SBS Transit’s senior vice-president of corporate communications, Tammy Tan, revealed that one of the bus captain was suspended from driving after the incident.

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Adding that SBS Transit representatives have paid visits to the injured at both hospitals, Tan told the press: “We…are already in touch with all the affected persons to render support and assistance as best we can. We are sorry that this has happened and are investigating the matter.”

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