Cheap tickets, multiple destinations make Lion Air favorite

With its cheap airfares, high frequency of flights and large number of destinations served, Lion Air has become the go-to airline for travelers in a hurry, despite the budget airline’s spotty safety record. And even after one of its aircraft plunged into the Java Sea on Monday, killing 189 people on board, travelers continue to stick with the budget carrier. Luthfinnisa Sony Putri, who now lives in Yogyakarta, said she would stick with her plan of booking a Lion Air flight for her Idul Fitri holiday trip to South Solok…

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Singapore 

Cyclist taken to hospital unconscious after accident at junction of Still Road and Changi Road

SINGAPORE – A cyclist was taken to hospital in an unconscious state after an accident at the junction of Still Road and Changi Road on Monday morning (July 9). In response to queries, police said they were alerted to the accident involving a bicycle and a motorcycle at 6.17am. The male cyclist was unconscious when taken to Changi General Hospital. The Straits Times understands that the injured cyclist is an elderly man. In a picture posted by Facebook user Shahkeen Zarak on Facebook page Roads.sg, a motorcycle and a bicycle…

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Accident Singapore 

3 Pedestrians in Yio Chu Kang killed by lorry that ‘came hurtling’

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old lorry driver was arrested after three pedestrians were killed in an accident near Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Monday (Apr 23) morning. The accident took place at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 at around 9.30am. Two of the pedestrians had to be extricated from underneath the lorry using a rescue lifting airbag, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. An SBS Transit bus had stopped at a traffic junction when the lorry “came hurtling”, the transport company said. “Our bus was…

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Accident Singapore 

Teenage cyclist hit by car in Corporation Road dies in hospital

A 19-year-old female cyclist was hit by a car at the junction of Corporation Road and Fourth Chin Bee Road on March 27, 2018.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO SINGAPORE – A teenage cyclist who was hit by a car in Corporation Road last week has died in hospital. The 19-year-old female cyclist had collided with a car in Corporation Road, towards Boon Lay Way, at around 6.30am on March 27. Ms Wang Yuling was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in an unconscious state. The Straits Times understands that she died on Tuesday (April…

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Accident News Singapore 

Port Dickson accident: 4 Singaporeans killed, truck driver arrested

PORT DICKSON – Four Singaporeans were killed in a gruesome five-vehicle road accident in the Malaysian town of Port Dickson on Wednesday (Jan 3), the latest in a series of traffic fatalities involving Singaporeans travelling overseas. Photos of the accident, which occurred at around 2.30pm at a T-junction in Jalan Lukut Sepang and involved a Honda Stream, a tipper truck, a Mercedes-Benz SUV, a Perodua Myvi and a motorcycle, began circulating on social media on Wednesday afternoon. They showed the Singapore-registered white Honda Stream crushed by a tipper truck. A video…

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Accident Australia 

Seaplane Crash in Australia Kills British Family

This image made from a video shows search and rescue teams in Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia, Dec. 31, 2017. Australian officials say a seaplane crashed during a 20-minute entertainment ride in Sydney on New Year’s Eve, killing six people. Five of the victims were British nationals, including the CEO of Compass Group Plc Richard Cousins, his two sons, fiancée and her daughter were among the victims. The pilot also died in the crash. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered his condolences to the crash victims’ families. Compass Chairman…

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Accident Singapore Traffic Police 

1 killed, 2 injured in Serangoon road accident

A motorcycle involved in the accident lies near the pavement along Serangoon road following on Saturday (Dec 2) evening. (Photo: Salia Begam) SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old male motorcyclist was killed and two male pedestrians were injured in an accident along Serangoon road on Saturday (Dec 2) evening. Police were alerted at 7.47pm to the accident at the junction of Serangoon road and Race Course lane involving a lorry and a motorcycle. The accident along Serangoon road on Saturday (Dec 2 ) evening involved a lorry and a motorcycle. (Photo: Salia Begam) The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene…

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Accident Hong Kong 

3 dead, 20 injured in Hong Kong bus accident: Reports

Hong Kong doubledecker Citybus mounts pavement in Sham Shui Po. (Twitter: @hkcitizennews) HONG KONG: At least three people were killed on Friday night (Sep 22) after a public bus in Hong Kong mounted a pavement in one of the city’s busiest districts. More then 20 people were injured, according to the South China Morning Post, which said the accident happened in Sham Shui Po district, at the junction of Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road. The report said three people were trapped under the double decker bus. A middle-aged woman was…

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Accident Bukit Batok 

5 workers injured in industrial accident in Bukit Batok after wall collapses; reports of explosion heard

The aftermath of the industrial incident at a 11th floor unit in Enterprise Centre. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM SINGAPORE – Five workers were injured in an industrial accident that caused the partial collapse of a wall at a factory building in Bukit Batok on Monday (Sept 11). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post at 11.43am that it responded to the incident at Enterprise Centre, located at 20 Bukit Batok Crescent, at around 11am. In a subsequent update at 1pm, it said five injured workers have been taken to…

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Accident E Bike 

Police release photos of e-bike rider in fatal hit-and-run accident

Images of the e-bike rider involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident at Jalan Bukit Merah on Aug 17. (Photos: LTA)SINGAPORE: Police on Monday (Aug 21) released photos of a man suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident last Thursday morning.  He is believed to be the rider of a power-assisted bike that hit a 78-year-old man outside McDonald’s at Jalan Bukit Merah, towards Queensway, at about 6.35am on Aug 17. Police said the e-bike rider left the scene before officers arrived. The pedestrian had serious head injuries and died…

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