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2 SMRT staff killed near Pasir Ris station were new employees on training

SINGAPORE — The two SMRT staff killed in an accident near the Pasir Ris station on Tuesday morning (March 22) have been identified as Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26 and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24.

SCDF personnel at the scene of an accident near Pasir Ris Station on March 22, 2016, in which two SMRT maintenance workers were killed. Photo: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY

SCDF personnel at the scene of an accident near Pasir Ris Station on March 22, 2016, in which two SMRT maintenance workers were killed. Photo: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY

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SINGAPORE The two SMRT staff killed in an accident near the Pasir Ris station on Tuesday morning (March 22) have been identified as Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26 and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24.

 

The two Singaporeans are new employees who joined the company only in January, the transport operator said in a statement. They were undergoing on-the-job training when the accident took place around 11.10am.

"The two deceased staff were part of a technical team that went down to the track to investigate a reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment," said Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT's vice president for corporate information and communications.

He added: "Permission to access the track was authorised. Initial findings indicate that before the accident happened, the team was moving in a single file on the walkway beside the track, on the way to the location of the signalling equipment."

Both the SMRT and the Land Transport Authority said it would be assisting in the investigations into the accident. "The LTA is deeply saddened by the death of the two SMRT staff...and will extend our assistance to their next-of-kin where necessary," the LTA said in a statement.

The accident caused a three-hour disruption between the Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah MRT stations. Train service resumed around 2pm.

 

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