SINGAPORE – Two workers at an underground construction site in Singapore have been killed in the latest blow for the city-state's subway system.
The Land Transport Authority says scaffolding collapsed Wednesday at a link being built for Singapore's Bugis commuter station, killing two Chinese workers and injuring eight other people. The eight injured workers received medical attention, and at least five have left the hospital.
The authority says it has checked scaffolding structures at other subway sites and confirmed their safety after the accident.
Singapore's Straits Times newspaper says two Chinese nationals found dead during a nine-hour search were submerged in wet cement.
The city-state has worked to bolster a subway system rattled by breakdowns last December. Some say the system is overburdened by an increasing population.