Tag Archives: Tragedy

SINGAPOREAN WHO DIED IN SYDNEY SKYDIVE IDENTIFIED, WAS AFRAID OF HEIGHTS

The Singaporean man who fell to his death during a tandem skydive that went wrong in Australia have been identified as Mario Low Ke Wei, 29. Low, together with his skydiving instructor Adrian Lloyd, had crashed onto a driveway on a property outside the city on Saturday (July 15) at about 2pm, after a 4,200m-high dive. They were both believed to have died on impact.

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SMRT SAFETY STANDARD NOT AS GOOD AS IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO!

An experienced former SMRT technician, Mr Low, has shared with us the safety protocols that SMRT technical teams used to observe before they go onto the tracks to perform repairs during the day. According to Mr Low, these safety procedures were put in place 20 years ago, and he was extremely disappointed to read about the relaxed safety standards applied during this recent tragedy. He added that if the proper safety checks had been followed, the accident would never have happened.

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S’POREANS ALL BECOME RAIL SAFETY EXPERT AFTER TRAGEDY, MAKING SITUATION EVEN WORSE!

To those that are spamming questions instead of giving quality suggestions and comments, please stop. You are just acting like a fool. Investigations needs time. Its basic to know that while investigations are ongoing, no comments should be made as it will affect the investigations. know-it-all. Please think like an adult and stop acting like you are the investigator or the auditor and being a know-it-all. Its not the time for that. For goodness sake, just shut up lah all you smart alecks and let the professionals investigate. Stop spreading unfounded rumours and make things even harder than it is.

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FIRM POLICE ACTION HAS PULLED MANY WAYWARD TEENS BACK ON TRACK, DO WE WANT TO BREAK IT?

I refer to the public concern about Benjamin Lim's unfortunate death. At the same age of 14, i was one of the many that plain clothes officers bought away from school to cantonment for a interview, donkey years ago. I saw a few more students about the same age in the CID office when I arrived. I was even given an official warning in writing by the police at the age of 14. His already 14, not 4. Kids this generations are much matured compared to my time. I've been through this at the same age, just like many others. And from my personal account, I've seen countless teenagers being pulled back to the right track just in time.

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TRAGIC HEPATITIS C-RELATED DEATHS IN SGH: A SIGN OF S’PORE OVERPOPULATION?

My greatest healthcare nightmare occurred when I read the tragic news of how eights patients died at the infamous renal ward 67 in SGH due to a hepatitis C-related incident. I am sure the hep C-related incident is just one of the many consequences of such poor infrastructure planning. Too many foreigners working on our work permit passes have brought along their wives, children, parents and parents-in-law. Sometimes, their brothers and sisters are also part of the large entourage on long-term stay.

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