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Thai teen in MRT accident returns to Singapore for hearing

Trial to determine if SMRT and LTA were at fault begins on Monday

Published on Oct 27, 2012 6:00 AM
Nitcharee with her father Kittanesh Peneakchanasak (left) and older sister Thunravee (right) at Park Hotel Clarke Quay yesterday. Rotary E-Club of Singapore president Christopher Bek was helping to push her in a wheelchair. The club raised more than $50,000 for her after the fall. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Thai teenager Nitcharee Peneakchanasak is back in Singapore as her case against train operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) starts on Monday.

On April 3 last year, she fell onto the tracks at Ang Mo Kio MRT station just as a train was pulling in. The accident severed one of her legs and led to the other being amputated later.

She had come to Singapore from Trang in Thailand for a month-long holiday and to take English classes.

The hearing to determine who was at fault will see her taking the stand on Monday, along with the investigative officer and experts.

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