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1 Dead, Four Injured In Traffic Accident At Causeway On Saturday Morning

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SINGAPORE (Straits Times) – One person died and four were injured in a traffic accident at the Causeway on Saturday (June 30).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for an ambulance at 1am from Woodlands Causeway Bridge.

It dispatched three ambulances and one fire engine to scene.

Paramedics pronounced one 21-year-old man dead at the scene, SCDF said.

Three of them were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, while the fourth, a 23-year-old man who received minor abrasions, did not want to be taken to the hospital.

A Facebook post by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at 2.30am said that a traffic accident had occurred at the Causeway.

It said that the departure lanes were closed temporarily and advised travellers to use Tuas checkpoint.

In an update at 4.55am, it said that two out of three departure lanes had reopened.

It advised travellers to check One Motoring website before embarking on their journey.

At 8am, some seven hours after SCDF received a call about the accident, ICA said that all departure gates had opened and normal operations at Woodlands checkpoint had resumed. – The Straits Times/ANN

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