SMRT accident: Pasir Ris station closed, staff telling commuters to take bus instead http://str.sg/ZthQ
SMRT accident: Bodies of the 2 staff members killed have been removed from the track
SMRT staff killed in accident were Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24
The two SMRT staff had joined company in January 2016, were undergoing training at time of accident
SMRT says they were part of team moving in single file on walkway beside track, on way to investigate reported alarm at signalling equipment
2 SMRT staff are believed to have been hit by oncoming train
Sad to hear about this news! RIP to both men. Convey the hearty condolences to thier families! May god give you enough strenght to overcome this demise news.. :-(
what the hell are ppl doing on the track when the train is operating???
This is really sad. How did this happen?
they were walking along the side
but dunno how come get into the way of the oncoming train
the guy in front of them no kena
An open letter to SMRT, reportedly written by a relative of one of the two men killed in the train tragedy near Pasir Ris MRT station on Tuesday is questioning the safety procedures of the train operator and its response to the tragedy.
The letter was posted on the website of student publication The Kent Ridge Common on Wednesday. The letter was also posted on The Kent Ridge Common’s Facebook page, where it has been shared over 2,500 times.
The letter writer, who did not identify himself or herself, says the two staff, Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, and Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, “followed your (SMRT) orders only to be betrayed”.
He or she added, “What we resent are your attempts to clear yourselves of any fault, insisting that you have observed all the standard operating procedures. If you did everything right, then your standard operating procedures must be flimsy.”
The two men, who were trainee staff, were hit by a train as they were about to conduct maintenance on a point machine located 200m away from Pasir Ris station. They had joined the company in January this year.
SMRT has said that it will review its safety protocols and will support the police and the Ministry of Manpower in their investigations.
As of early Wednesday, SMRT changed its Facebook profile photo to a black and white version of its logo.
The letter writer added, “Instead of being so quick to protect your interests, seek the humanity deep within you to acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them to ensure that this tragedy does not happen to any one else’s son. Will you take responsibility? Or will your public relations team continue to craft words to protect you from blame?
“At this point, the families are grieving at the loss of a beloved. But grief will soon turn into anger.”
Over 350 friends and family attend funerals of SMRT staff killed in accident http://bit.ly/1UaN3RX
Manpower ministry issues interim safety instructions to SMRT following death of 2 employees http://str.sg/ZvGf
SMRT are reviewing and improving the safety of their staffs to prevent such tradegy from happening again.
Safety lapse led to death of trainees http://ebx.sh/1QxPoPm
Ok, now we know that there is a safety lapse...
BUT the question is, WHY is there a safety lapse?
WHO is responsible?
Harakiri khaw sibei jialat...
ytd was op sia...
I think today he can go do another $8 heart surgery or something liao...