2 men killed in traffic accident along Mandai Road

Photos circulating online show a black van with its front part crushed.
Photos circulating online show a black van with its front part crushed.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - Two men died in a traffic accident along Mandai Road on Friday (Nov 3) afternoon.

Photos circulating online showed a black van behind a lorry. The front of the van was smashed in.

Emergency officers were pictured at the scene, with the leftmost lane fenced off with traffic cones.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an accident involving a lorry and a van along Mandai Road, towards Mandai Avenue, at 4.30pm.

A 29-year-old male van driver and a 25-year-old male lorry passenger died on the spot.

ST understands that the lorry passenger had alighted from the lorry with another passenger to help direct the lorry driver as he reversed into a construction site.

The van then came from behind and crashed into the back of the lorry.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times it was alerted to the accident along Mandai Road, towards Yishun, at 4.40pm.

"Two men in their 20s were pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene," said the spokesman.

Police investigations are ongoing.