Elderly man unconscious after being hit by SMRT train near Expo station

An elderly man sustained injuries to his head and is now unconscious, after he was hit by a train along the MRT tracks near Expo station on Saturday afternoon.

A police spokesman said a call was received at 1.43pm, requesting for assistance at the station. “Upon police’s arrival, it was established that a train had hit a man along the MRT tracks heading towards Expo MRT station,” added the police.

The victim, believed to be in his 70s, suffered “multiple cuts on his body” and was conveyed conscious to hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

But a spokesman from rail operator SMRT, who was responding to queries from The Straits Times, said the victim was reportedly “seen lying close to the tracks between Tanah Merah and Expo stations” just a minute earlier at 1.42pm.

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