Two m-cy­clists die in Sin­ga­pore crash

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SIN­GA­PORE: Two mo­tor­cy­clists, be­lieved to be Malaysians, died while six oth­ers were in­jured while seek­ing shel­ter from the rain when a van crashed into them at the Bukit Timah Ex­press­way at 3.49pm yesterday.

Sin­ga­pore po­lice said the two vic­tims, aged 34 and 50, died at the scene.

The vic­tims’ na­tion­al­i­ties have yet to be con­firmed, but the ac­ci­dent hap­pened along a Wood­lands-bound lane used by Malaysian mo­tor­cy­clists re­turn­ing from Sin­ga­pore.

A video of the ac­ci­dent, which went vi­ral on Face­book and What­sApp, showed the in­ci­dent took place un­der a bridge at the Sele­tar Ex­press­way (SLE) to­wards Wood­lands, near the SLE exit.

The video showed six men ly­ing on the ground, and mo­tor­cy­cles at the scene had Malaysian reg­is­tra­tion plates.

The vic­tims were sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hos­pi­tal.

A post on the Sin­ga­pore po­lice’s of­fi­cial Face­book said the van driver, 25, had been ar­rested and his li­cence was sus­pended.

“Po­lice urge the pub­lic not to cir­cu­late pho­tos or videos of the de­ceased out of re­spect for the fam­i­lies.”

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The scene of the ac­ci­dent at the Bukit Timah Ex­press­way in Sin­ga­pore yesterday.

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