2 injured after Tuas Checkpoint canopies collapse in storm

Posted By on August 3, 2016

03 August 2016 – A Malaysian motorcyclist and his pillion rider were injured after strong winds and heavy rain early this morning caused two canopies at Tuas Checkpoint to collapse.

Both were taken to the Ng Teng Fong Hospital, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement.

The incident occurred at about 5.35am, following strong winds and a heavy thunderstorm. No drivers from the car zone were injured, ICA added.

The statement, issued at 9.57am, also said the fallen structures were being cleared and that the traffic situation at the checkpoint was returning to normal. For safety reasons, arriving cars and motorcycles were diverted to other zones for clearance, ICA added.

“Motorists are advised to cooperate with officers on site. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will ensure that safety and border security will not be compromised while managing the traffic,” it said, adding that motorists using the Second Link should check for the latest traffic updates on the One Motoring website or MyTransport.SG portal before they embarked on their journey.

ICA later issued an update stating that the fallen canopies had been cleared and operations at the checkpoint had returned to normal as of 1.45pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it sent a fire engine and an ambulance to the scene.