33-year-old woman found dead on Cove station LRT train track in Punggol
Punggol East and West LRT loop closed for the night, but service has since resumed
SINGAPORE - A 33-year-old woman was found dead on Thursday (23 March) night at Cove station along the Punggol East LRT loop.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for assistance at about 10pm.
Upon arrival, the woman was found on the LRT track near the station platform and pronounced dead at scene, the SCDF said.
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said it was alerted to the incident at the same time, and found the woman lying motionless on the LRT track.
Based on preliminary investigations, the police said no foul play is suspected. Further investigations are ongoing.
In a Facebook post on Thursday night at 11.07pm, Member of Parliament (MP) Yeo Wan Ling, from Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC, posted photos showing a fire engine and an ambulance at the scene.
She suggested commuters to make alternative travel arrangements and assured the public that her team were rendering necessary assistance on the ground.
In response to the incident, operator SBS Transit announced on Twitter at 10.31pm on Thursday that the Punggol East and West LRT loop had to be shut down.
Free regular and bridging bus services were deployed to ferry affected commuters.
The free bus services ceased at 1.12am on Friday (24 March) and train services resumed the same morning morning.
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