16 Jun '11, 11pm

Elderly woman dies after being hit by train at Yio Chu Kang

SINGAPORE: About 680 passengers were affected by train service disruptions after an elderly woman was hit by a south-bound train at Yio Chu Kang MRT Station on Wednesday night. The SMRT said the incident occurred at about 11.20pm. The police received a call at about 11.25pm, and upon arrival, found the body of a woman in her 60s, on the train tracks. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 11.50pm. The police have classified the case as unnatural death and are investigating. The SMRT said that south-bound train services resumed at about 12.40am. Free bus-bridging services were deployed to ferry affected passengers from Yishun to Toa Payoh MRT stations, and the SMRT said this continued until the end of passenger service hours. Circle Line train service also continued for passengers making a connection from the train and bus bridging services. The SMRT said passengers...

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