ST Oct 19, 2006
Man fatally hit by train, services disrupted
TRAIN services were disrupted for a short while last night after a man was fatally hit by a train.
Closed-circuit cameras at the Chinese Garden MRT station reportedly captured the man flinging himself into the path of an oncoming train.
The man, in his mid-40s, was alone at the station platform at 10.10pm, the police said. He was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt and dark shorts at the time.
The CCTV footage has been handed over to the police, said SMRT officials. The police are investigating.
Those travelling on the train - which was moving at a speed of over 50kmh - said they felt it hit something and screech to a stop. At the same time, the lights in some sections of the train went out.
Said polytechnic student Ricky Ong, 20: 'We didn't realise it was anything serious. We just thought the train had broken down.'