Monday, September 15, 2008

Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway Run/Walk 14 Sept 08

As many as 15,000 people participate in a run or walk on Sunday morning at the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway that is yet to be opened to traffic. It was to mark the completion of this underground expressway in Singapore. The race was at 10km distance and walk was set at 5km. Near the finishing line a commercial photographer engaged by Land Transport Authority had collapsed and almost didn't make it out alive. He was given emergency treatment from the automated external defibrillator (portable electronic device for treatment for sudden heart attacks) as his heartbeat could not be detected. He is now in Changi General Hospital, and is in critical condition. Let's all keep vigil and wish for him to be out of danger as soon as possible.

The tunnel ventilation system had been working consistently throughout the event.

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