2 brothers killed in accident at Tampines, cement truck driver arrested

2 brothers killed in accident at Tampines, cement truck driver arrested
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*Latest update:  Elder brother had fetched younger brother from CCA, says MP

Mr Baey Yam Keng, an MP for Tampines GRC told The Straits Times at the accident site Tuesday morning: "Think the elder brother was fetching the younger brother home after CCA. Apparently that was his first day at CCA at wushu."


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*Update: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other ministers xpress their condolences on their Facebook accounts:

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong:

Saddened to learn of the terrible accident at Tampines involving two young brothers. So tragic that an evening cycle could end like this. My thoughts are with their family. We will render all the help they need to get through this difficult period.

Meanwhile, let us continue to show sensitivity and respect for the family, especially online.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin:

This is so tragic and sad. They were brothers. I understand that various stories and tweets are being circulated online. I understand from Swee Keat that Yam Keng was with the mum and understandably, the family is extremely distraught. We'd support them as best as we can.

Please do spare a thought for them. I know that we are in the new media age but where we can, let's exercise sensitivity and respect for families who are distressed. And for the driver too until facts are ascertained.

Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng:

Tragic accident at junction of Tampines St 45 and Ave 9 where two brothers died. Went to the scene before my MPS this evening. My heart goes out to their parents who must be devastated.

Understand that someone has posted graphic photos of their bodies online. I would like to appeal to netizens not to circulate these photos out of respect for the two boys and consideration for their grieving family.

Many residents and members of public have sent me emails and FB messages to convey their condolences. Thank you all. I hope to meet the parents tomorrow and see how I could help.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat:

I am very saddened by the passing of two boys who were hit by a cement truck along Tampines Ave 9.   They were brothers and the family is extremely distraught.  My deepest condolences to the family. 

We'll support them as best as we can. 

The Police will investigate this thoroughly, and schools will step up road safety education and work with the Police/LTA on further measures to enhance safety.  Let us be sensitive and respectful, and not circulate photos about the accident.   Let us give our thoughts and support to the family in this very difficult time.


Tampines accident: Family of two brothers identifies their bodies

The mother of the two boys involved in the gruesome accident on Monday identified their bodies Tuesday morning. She arrived at the mortuary just before 8am surrounded by a group of relatives, friends, and a man who is believed to be her husband.


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