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Fatal accident along tracks near Pasir Ris MRT station, terminates train service between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris MRT station

Train service between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris MRT station was brought to a halt after a fatal accident involving two maintenance staff took place on Tuesday morning, along the tracks near the Pasir Ris station.

"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."

The SMRT said that the Singapore Civil Defence Force were called in, and they confirmed the deaths of the two maintenance staff

"We convey our deepest condolences to their families and will be providing support to them at this very difficult time," said Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT's vice-president for Corporate Information and Communications. He added that SMRT is working with the Police to conduct a detailed investigation into this accident.

SMRT said that Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, the two who died in the accident, had earlier joined SMRT in January 2016. They were undergoing on-the-job training when they were hit by an oncoming train. Permission to access the tracks was authorised.

At 11.20am, SMRT announced that there is no train service between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris MRT station due to incident on the track.

At 11.30am, SMRT announced that free bridging shuttle buses have been activated for the service disruption.

SMRT has yet to confirm when the service would be resumed, at time of publication, it announced that the timing for the service to be resumed at 1.15pm. Earlier on, it revised the timing of estimated time of recovery to 12.45pm from 12.15pm.