Monday, October 29, 2012

Man found dead in MRT tunnel

SINGAPORE - The body of a Chinese Singaporean in his 20s was found in the tunnel between Redhill and Tiong Bahru MRT stations.

He was found lying motionless beside the train tracks, and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say that it is unclear how he got there, and they had received a call for assistance at 7.45pm.

Netizens also observed police cars outside Redhill station, and a train that was stopped while entering a tunnel midway.

Redhill station is located above ground, while Tiong Bahru station is underground.

This incident caused train services on the East-West SMRT line to be disrupted for more than 2 hours on Sunday evening.

Train services between Queenstown and Outram MRT stations were temporarily stopped at 8.23pm for about 11 minutes.

This was to allow the police to investigate the incident.

However, east-bound trains had services fully restored at 10.30pm after several starts and stops.

SMRT has apologised for the inconvenience caused by the service disruption. Police investigations are ongoing.

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