Police said the victim, a 52-year-old Chinese, was pronounced dead by paramedics at 10.45am.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.
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.
I was browsing through some videos on YouTube just awhile ago and I came across this clip from the Japanese flick Suicide Club.
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.
Another person falls on MRT track
Death By MRT: A List
SMRT = Suicide Mass Rapid Transit