Bangladesh Floods News Singapore 

Mercy Relief heads to South Asia to assist in flood relief efforts

Indian villagers rest in makeshift shelters after being displaced by floods in Bihar state’s Araria district on Aug 19. More than 750 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia. (Photo: AFP/Diptendu Dutta)  SINGAPORE: Disaster relief agency Mercy Relief is on its way to India, Bangladesh and Nepal to distribute relief goods after heavy rains during the region’s monsoon season caused deadly floods. In a media release on Monday (Aug 21), Mercy Relief said it will work with ground partners in those countries to…

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MOM Singapore 

Fewer workplace fatalities in first half of 2017

Construction workers from Bangladesh and India attend a briefing before starting work at a construction site in Singapore March 24, 2016. (File photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su)  SINGAPORE: Fewer workers died in workplace accidents in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, the Manpower Ministry and the WSH Institute said in a press release on Wednesday (Aug 2).  There were 19 workplace fatalities from January to June, down from 24 in the second half of 2016 and 42 in the first half of 2016. The manufacturing sector…

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Accident MOM News Pan-Island Expressway 

PIE work site accident: Investigation will focus on design, construction process, says MOM

SINGAPORE: The design and construction process of an uncompleted viaduct near the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) will be the focus of an investigation into why it collapsed in the early hours of Friday (Jul 14). One worker was killed and 10 others injured after the structure on which they were standing collapsed. “MOM officers from the Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate have been onsite since this morning to conduct a thorough investigation which will focus on the design and construction process of the flyover,” Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan said in…

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