Thursday, April 05, 2007

The MRT Suicide Club

Looks like another person has joined the MRT Suicide Club. It was reported that a person died after being hit by a train at Paya Lebar station yesterday morning. From TODAY:
Police said the victim, a 52-year-old Chinese, was pronounced dead by paramedics at 10.45am.

Investigations are under way. East-bound services were disrupted for 41 minutes.

Of the 288 cases of track intrusions since 1991, 206 were intentional. To address this, operator SMRT started to work with suicide-prevention organisation the Samaritans of Singapore last year to train its staff to look out for signs of distress among commuters.

The Land Transport Authority is also reviewing safety provisions at MRT stations.
206 intentional cases! Wow, that's quite a lot aye. It's not known if all 206 are dead. In my Death By MRT: A List posting, I only have 15 deaths since 2002. After I wrote the post, three more MRT deaths (including yesterday's) were reported.

I was browsing through some videos on YouTube just awhile ago and I came across this clip from the Japanese flick Suicide Club.


YouTube Link

I'm not sure if you have watched the movie before but this clip shows the part when 54 teenage schoolgirls gathered on a platform at a Tokyo train station to commit mass suicide. They lined up on the edge of the platform while holding hands and jumped onto the track when the train arrived. And you thought our MRT suicide videos are creepy.

Previously:
Another person falls on MRT track
Death By MRT: A List
SMRT = Suicide Mass Rapid Transit

11 comments:

Lord Kimbo said...

Suicide Club is my fav b-grade jap flick!

lim k said...

>To address this, operator SMRT started to work with suicide-prevention organisation the Samaritans of Singapore last year to train its staff to look out for signs of distress among commuters.

thatz a waste of time.

Myra Leong said...

And the list keep on growing...

cece said...

so many cases of track intrusions and yet they don't do anything serious about it.

Hazel Goh said...

Suicide Club sounds familiar? I think it was shown in Singapore not too long ago right?

Bengster said...

Hahaha! The MRT Suicide Club.

Anonymous said...

wah now paya lebar mrt also got suicide.

Mr Big said...

Suicide Club + Morning Musume = Ultra Creepy!!!

Marcus Chen said...

If MRT has its own way, it would get the govt to ban this movie in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

This is getting out of hand, I wonder whether our MRT system is getting haunted, because today my train was stopped at Yishun station for quite some time, and a announcement said it was due to a track fault. I wonder what it was caused by?

SMRT has no balls. If this continues Singapore will have NO MORE MRT system to talk of next time in future.

GeekGod said...

Think it was shown in the cinema in 2002 followed by a prequel in 2006.

Trailer on YouTube-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCy_YDC_yU

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