Sunday, April 25, 2004

Nicoll Highway collapse 

On 20 April, a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction site along Nicoll Highway collapsed. So far, three men have been confirmed to have been killed in the disaster, with a fourth man still missing and presumed dead.

According to reports, repair of the highway will take about six to nine months. In the meantime, the Land Transport Authority is trying to shore up the surrounding ground to prevent further collapse before further repair work is carried out.

A committee of inquiry has been set up to investigate into the cause of the disaster. Certainly, there will be important lessons to be learnt. Not just to identify possible negligence and criminal liability, but also to prevent similar disasters in the future.


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