Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Man dies after falling several floors in Ngee Ann City; police investigating unnatural death

SINGAPORE – A 35-year-old man died after falling several stories inside Ngee Ann City on Sunday afternoon (July 14).

Police said they were alerted to the incident at 391 Orchard Road, the mall’s address, at 2.07pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it was alerted to an incident at the same address.

The man was found lying motionless and was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He later died from his injuries.

Police are investigating the case of unnatural death.

The Straits Times understands that the hospital was on standby to receive him.

Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported that the man fell from the third floor to the basement two level.

Several members of the public had heard a loud sound and when they raised their heads, they saw a man plummet, Zaobao reported.

Twitter user Andi Adhyaksa said in a post about 2.30pm that he heard someone scream in the mall at the basement two level.

An eyewitness, who declined to be named, told ST that she saw a pool of blood outside the ActionCity store at the basement two level of the mall.

Police were talking to three people seated on a bench outside the store, the eyewitness said.

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