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Two maintenance staff have died after an accident near Pasir Ris station, SMRT confirmed today (Mar 22).
“At around 11.10am today, there was an accident involving two SMRT maintenance staff along the track at a servicing point near Pasir Ris station,” said Mr Patrick Nathan, Vice-President, Corporate Information and Communications, SMRT Corp.
“SCDF was immediately activated and they have confirmed that the two SMRT staff have passed away. We convey our deepest condolences to their families and will be providing support to them at this very difficult time,” added Mr Nathan. “We are working with the Police to conduct a detailed investigation into this accident,” he added.
SMRT also announced that there would be no train services between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris in both directions until about 12.15pm. Train services along the East-West Line were also disrupted.
Free regular and shuttle bus services have been made available for commuters by the train operator.

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