The unthinkable has finally happened. In Yahoo New article of Feb 08, 2013 titled "Flash floods in
"Flash floods after a torrential downpour hit
The article goes on to report that a train in an underground tunnel was also flooded,
"Trains were also affected by the heavy showers on Friday.
A reader Edmund Chia, shared a photo of a train with wet floors with Yahoo! Singapore.
Chia said he boarded a westbound train at
"There was enough water to see the flow of water as the train pulled out of the station and it seemed like it affected multiple cabins," said Chia.
"I thought the water should be from people's wet shoes or umbrellas but no one on the train was holding them," he added".
The report also says that when MRT, the operators of Singapore’s subways were contacted, they denied any seepage of water and accounted people's wet shoes and umbrellas to be the reason when it was clear that there was enough water there to create a flow backwards when the train moved!
There is also a photo of the flooded train in the report.
Please see article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/flash-floods-in-s’pore-halt-traffic-082746160.html
Whether one likes it or not, the long dreaded nightmare has finally arrived. Singapore MRT underground subway tunnels are beginning to flood. If it is a mere few inches on the train floor this time, can you imagine what it would be if even more water enters the tunnel resulting in a real flood trapping passengers underground and drowning them in a horrible wet death underground.
With most places in Singapore being just a few feet above sea level, perhaps an underground subway should never have been built in the tiny overcrowded overheated high humidity frequently flooding island.
But who is to question a dictatorship when any criticism can land one in a defamation lawsuit and bankruptcy thereafter.
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