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Another victim injured in Tuesday’s lorry-tipper truck collision along the Pan Island Expressway has died of his injuries, the Migrant Workers’ Centre said today. 

The unidentified man was one of 17 workers sitting in the open lorry when it collided with a stationary tipper truck. He died days after the accident claimed the first fatality, a 33-year-old Bangladeshi worker named Tofazzal Hossain who died soon after the accident.

“We have just received the sad news that another of the worker who was injured in the traffic accident along PIE on Tuesday morning, has succumbed to his injuries,” the NGO announced online today without further detail. 

The centre noted that it was in touch with the deceased’s mother, who also works in Singapore, “to extend our assistance and deepest condolences to her and the family.” 

Another three workers have been discharged from hospital while one was moved out of the ICU, it said. The center added that it was also working to provide financial assistance to Tofazzal’s family and was in touch with his brother. Tofazzal was the “sole breadwinner” of his family and is survived by his parents, three sisters, a brother, his wife, and 2-year-old son, it said. 

While the driver of the truck was arrested, there’s been no word whether anyone else will be held accountable. The police said Tuesday they are still investigating.

Tofazzal Hossain. Photo: ItsRainingRaincoats/Facebook
Tofazzal Hossain. Photo: ItsRainingRaincoats/Facebook

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This article, Second lorry passenger dies of injuries: Migrant Workers’ Centre, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.


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