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Elderly man unconscious after being hit by SMRT train near Expo station

The Straits Times | Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh | Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman said the police received a call at 1.43pm, requesting for assistance at the station. "Upon police's arrival, it was established that a train had hit a man along the MRT tracks heading towards Expo MRT station," said the spokesman.

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Read the statement from SMRT here:

At 1:42pm today, our train captain spotted a man lying close to the tracks between Tanah Merah and Expo stations.

He immediately applied the emergency brake and stopped the train, in accordance with operating procedures.

The man who was conscious, was duly moved to safety.

SMRT is working with the Police and SCDF to investigate the matter.


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