SMRT remains SILENT on shocking acid incident and train delays at Pasir Ris and Yio Chu Kang stations
Posted by temasektimes on March 28, 2012
Embattled SMRT has maintained an eerie silence on the latest spate of mishaps to occur on its trains which has becoming not only a form of inconvenience, but hazard as well for commuters who need to use its services to travel to and from work daily.
SMRT still owes the public an explanation after media reports of a woman being burnt in her buttocks after sitting on a wet seat on a SMRT train at Raffles Place station shocked the entire nation.
Thinking that the transparent fluid is water, the woman sat on it only to discovered a stinging sensation to her buttocks. The pain got worse and worse and she eventually alighted at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station to check into a lady’s toilet.
To her shock, she discovered her buttocks was ‘burnt’. On admission to the hospital, she was told she required skin grafting due to the extensive damage. The transparent fluid is likely to be highly concentrated sulfuric acid.
Though some wonder why the acid did not corrode the plastic seats, a large variety of plastics such as FEP or fluorinated ethylene propylene are resistant to concentrated acids for more than 30 days. (read here)
In another separate incident, a SMRT train was delayed for more than 25 minutes at Pasir Ris MRT station last night due to train fault again, according to an irate netizen Maggie Teo:
A day before, a faulty train was the cause of a human jam at the Yio Chu Kang station in the peak hours last evening as commuters were forced to alight there and join the already-sizeable crowd in waiting for the next train.
As usual, there are no reports from the state media or statements from SMRT to explain the latest incidents which has tarnished Singapore’s image.
To quote a line from Taiwan’s TVBS:
“Singapore is in a BIG MESS!!!”