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20 PEOPLE SEND TO HOSPITAL AT CHANGI AIRPORT AFTER BUS HITS ROAD BLOCKER

A bus accident at Changi Airport has resulted in multiple injuries, with 20 individuals requiring hospitalization. The incident occurred when the bus crashed into a road blocker at Terminal 3 Arrival Drive.

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A video posted on Facebook by Singapore roads accident.com captured the aftermath of the crash. The video shows the bus’s front bumper dislodged and its windshield wiper bent out of shape. The door panel was also damaged, and the Tower Transit logo was visible on the side of the bus.

Inside the bus, several passengers were injured. A child could be heard crying, while a man was seen sitting on the floor, clutching his torso. A woman was sprawled on the floor, holding her face and displaying a noticeable gash on her forehead, with bloodied tissues nearby.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) confirmed that they were alerted to the accident at approximately 12.45 pm on Tuesday (21 May). Injured passengers were taken to three hospitals: Sengkang General Hospital (10), Raffles Hospital (nine), and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (one).

Tower Transit reported that 22 people were injured, including the bus driver and 21 passengers. The bus operator, Tower Transit, stated that the crash occurred around 12.40 pm and involved service 858. According to Tower Transit’s director of communications and customer experience, Glenn Lim, the bus was going through a security barrier that had been lifted when a road blocker was suddenly deployed.

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Tower Transit is currently reaching out to the injured passengers and their families to offer assistance. Those affected can also contact the company directly for support.

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