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Dead body found in MRT tunnel causes service disruption

Published on Oct 28, 2012 11:46 PM
 
Commuters walking on the MRT train tracks between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations after a power rail problem on Dec 15, 2011. A dead man was found lying in the MRT tunnel on Sunday night, causing train services on the East-West line to be disrupted for more than two hours. -- PHOTO: LIM HWEI LEE

A DEAD man was found lying in the MRT tunnel on Sunday night, causing train services on the East-West line to be disrupted for more than two hours.

The man, a Chinese Singaporean in his 20s, was lying beside the train tracks in the tunnel between Redhill and Tiong Bahru stations. It is unclear how he got there, said the police who received a call at 7.45pm. Redhill station is above-ground while Tiong Bahru station is underground.

Trains stopped running in both directions on the East-West line from Queenstown to Outram Park at 8.23pm to allow the police to investigate the incident. Eleven minutes later, West-bound trains were running again, but less frequently.

The East-bound trains had several starts and stops, with services said to have resumed, only to be suspended again.

 
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