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[News Article] 2 SMRT staffs killed in accident at track near Pasir Ris station during work.
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2 SMRT staff killed in accident were Singaporeans aged 24 and 26 and undergoing on-the-job training
From: Straits Times
By: Lee Min Kok
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE - Two SMRT maintenance staff were killed in an accident along the train track near Pasir Ris MRT station on Tuesday (March 22) morning, with train services on the East-West Line between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations suspended temporarily.

Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT's vice-president for corporate information and communications, said in a statement that the accident occurred at around 11.10am near a servicing point.

"The Singapore Civil Defence Force (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," Mr Nathan added.

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2 SMRT staff dead in accident near Pasir Ris station
From: CNA
Date: 22/03/16
SINGAPORE: Two SMRT maintenance staff have died after an accident near Pasir Ris station, the transport operator confirmed on Tuesday (Mar 22).

"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."

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Two maintenance staff killed following accident on tracks near Pasir Ris station: SMRT
From: TODAY
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE — Two maintenance staff were killed on Tuesday morning (March 22) following an accident on the tracks near the Pasir Ris station, says SMRT.

In a statement, the transport operator said the accident took place around 11.10am "along the track at a servicing point near the Pasir Ris station". No further details were given.

Rescuers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force were called in, and they confirmed the deaths of the two maintenance staff, the statement added.

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Bodies of 2 SMRT staff killed in track accident near Pasir Ris station extricated
From: TODAY
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE — Rescuers have extricated the bodies of the two SMRT maintenance staff who were killed in a track accident near the Pasir Ris MRT station on Tuesday morning (March 22). The train that was involved in the accident was also seen slowing moving back into the station around 1.15pm.

Their bodies were brought into the train station's platform, and several unidentified members of the public were seen entering the station around 1pm. The Pasir Ris station has been closed since the accident took place around 11.10am.

A family member of a signalling staff who witnessed the accident said his brother was traumatised by what he saw. In a statement earlier, SMRT said the accident took place "along the track at a servicing point near the Pasir Ris station". No further details were given.

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2 SMRT staff killed near Pasir Ris station were new employees on training
From: TODAY
Date: 22/03/16

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.

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At least the 2 staff are helping to keep Singapore trains running Everyday. Paying Condolences towards their family members.
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I don't know why this had to happen but may the 2 men killed in the incident Rest In Peace
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SMRT fatal accident: Transport workers' union will support affected staff
From: CNA
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE: Secretary-General of the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) Chan Chun Sing said he is "extremely saddened" by the accident that killed two SMRT workers along the track near Pasir Ris MRT station.

In a statement on Facebook, he offered condolences to the families of the two victims. "The National Transport Workers' Union will do what is necessary to support affected workers during this difficult time," said Mr Chan, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. "We must all do our part to keep each other safe at the workplace. Every accident is one accident too many."

Earlier on Tuesday, Executive Secretary of the National Transport Workers' Union Melvin Yong, told reporters while visiting the scene of the accident that authorities have already visited the affected families.

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This is because they got hit by an oncoming train, C151 073/074, when doing maintenance works.
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Standard protocol for staff to use track walkways to investigate faults: CEO
From: CNA
By Linette Lim
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE: Two trainee SMRT maintenance staff that were killed on the East West MRT line had been hit by an oncoming train, SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek said in a news conference on (Mar 22). The incident happened about 150 metres away from Pasir Ris MRT station.

The victims were part of a group of 15 that had been sent to investigate an alarm for signalling equipment. Track access was authorised and the men had been on the walkway alongside the track, SMRT Trains' managing director Lee Ling Wee said.

"Normally when that happens there's track access, they request for track authorisation from the Operations Control Centre. When given, they will then proceed to the track. In this instance, that was given. The power was supposed to be switched off when they reached the location but unfortunately the accident happened before they actually reached the site where they were supposed to do the investigation," said Mr Lee.

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SMRT accident: Investigation will focus on how the men were hit by oncoming train
From: Straits Times
By: Seow Bei Yi, Adrian Lim, Shea Driscoll
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE - The two SMRT maintenance staff killed in an accident on Tuesday morning (March 22) were part of a group of workers on a walkway beside the tracks. The walkway was described as a safe passage.

The group of 15 were walking in single file in the direction of the oncoming train, SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek said on Tuesday evening. He added: "We are investigating exactly how they got hit by the train. What we know is that they were walking along in a single file, along the side, along the walkway, they (the deceased) were the No. 2 and No. 3, the supervisor was in front of them.

"Exactly how they got onto the track, or got close enough to the oncoming train that was moving in the direction opposite to them is the issue we are investigating."

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Statement from SMRT President and Group CEO on 22 March 2016
Press Release SMRT     22/03/16

It is with deep sadness that two SMRT staff, Nasrulhudin Bin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf Bin Ahmad Buhari, passed away today.

At around 11am on 22 March, a signalling condition monitoring device near Pasir Ris Station was triggered, and maintenance teams from the Permanent Way and Signal departments were sent to investigate. The teams moved in a single file along the walkway beside the track to the investigation location. Unfortunately, during the process, the accident occurred.

The safety of our people has always been the utmost priority and we are assisting the Police in their investigations into how the accident happened.

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Fatal Pasir Ris MRT accident took place 150m from platform: SMRT
From: TODAY
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE — The fatal accident which killed two SMRT maintenance staff on Tuesday (March 22) morning took place about 150m away from the platform of the Pasir Ris station.

The two men who were killed — Mr Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24 — were part of a team of 15 who had been investigating a "reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment", according to the transport operator.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday evening, SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek said the duo were walking directly behind their supervisor, who was leading the team of 15, in a single file on the walkway beside the train track, towards the location of the signalling equipment.

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SMRT fatal accident: We must do our best to prevent repeat, says PM Lee
From: CNA
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE: Authorities must do their best to prevent a repeat of the SMRT accident which claimed the lives of two maintenance staff said, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (Mar 22).

"We understand that faults and malfunctions do happen in our train system, and generally take them in our stride. But it is different when two young men lose their lives in a workplace accident," Mr Lee wrote on Facebook.

"Whether it turns out to be an unforeseeable mishap, an individual lapse or a system problem, we must do our best to ensure this does not happen again," he stated.

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SMRT accident: 2 men were part of group of 15 led by supervisor and walking facing oncoming train
From: Straits Times
By: Seow Bei Yi, Adrian Lim, Shea Driscoll
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE - The two SMRT maintenance staff killed in an accident on Tuesday morning (March 22) were part of a group of 15 workers moving in single file on a walkway towards an oncoming train.

The investigation will focus on how the workers were hit by an oncoming train when there was a clear line of sight and a supervisor in charge.

SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek said on Tuesday evening: "We are investigating exactly how they got hit by the train. What we know is that they were walking along in a single file, along the side, along the walkway, they (the deceased) were the second and third men in line, the supervisor was in front of them.

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On Facebook, condolences pour forth for 2 SMRT staff killed in accident
From: TODAY
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE — Friends of the two young SMRT staff killed in Tuesday’s (March 22) fatal accident near the Pasir Ris station have taken to social media to express their condolences to the duo’s family.

Mr Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were killed by an oncoming train at about 11.10am. They were part of a team of 15 who had been investigating a “reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment”, according to the transport operator.

In a Facebook post, Ms Andreas Chua wrote: “Just got news that one of my secondary school mates just passed away. Nas Rul, we may not be very close, but I can remember so clearly the times we did speak to each other.”

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'He was the light of any party': Cousin of victim in SMRT accident
From: CNA
By: Lee Gim Siong, 938LIVE
Date: 22/03/16

SINGAPORE: Nasrulhudin Najumudin had just gotten a job with transport operator SMRT in January and was looking forward to the next season in his life, his cousins told 938LIVE.

Less than three months later, the 26-year-old was struck by a train while undergoing on-the-job training. The accident killed his co-worker 24-year-old Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari as well.

"Nasrul was a very jovial person, so we always had a lot of laughter when we were around him ... He was the light of any party," his cousin Amalina Radwan said on Tuesday (Mar 22).

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Update on Fatal Accident along East-West Line near Pasir Ris MRT Station on 22 March
Press Release SMRT       23/03/16

1. The SMRT board, management and all colleagues extend our deepest condolences to the families of our two young SMRT staff, Nasrulhudin bin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf bin Ahmad Buhari.

2. SMRT has been carrying out investigations around the clock to gather all possible information to help establish the cause of yesterday’s tragic accident that cost the lives of our two colleagues. SMRT has also been in close contact with their families and providing all possible support and assistance.

3. Our on-going investigations have shown that these are the events that took place on 22 March:

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