A SMRT representative was seen telling journalists that “everything [they] need to say is on Facebook”.
Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT’s VP for corporate data and interchanges, said in an announcement that the mishap happened at around 11.10am close to an adjusting point.
“The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) was promptly actuated and they have affirmed that the two SMRT staff have passed away. We pass on our most profound sympathies to their families and will be giving backing to them at this exceptionally troublesome time,” Mr Nathan included.
“We are working with the police to lead a point by point examination concerning this mishap.”
In light of inquiries, a SCDF representative said it was cautioned to the occurrence at 11.11am and dispatched a flame motor, two flame bicycles, a red rhino, two ambulances and three bolster vehicles.
Both men were claimed dead at the scene by paramedics, the representative included.
Observers even claim they saw “powder tumbling from the train track”.
As per a tweet by SMRT, there will be no train administrations from Pasir Ris to Tanah Merah. Free normal transport administrations and transport administrations are accessible.