Accident Singapore Singapore Police 

2-year-old boy survives fall from 11th-floor Sengkang flat – possibly saved by his diapers

SINGAPORE – A two-year-old boy, who survived an 11-storey fall from a Sengkang Housing Board block on Sunday (Nov 25) morning, was possibly saved by his diapers. The diapers reportedly caught on a clothes rack while he fell, cushioning his fall. The boy, who was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am, was rushed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) where he was reported to be in stable condition on Sunday night. When contacted for update on the boy on…

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Accident China North Korea 

China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash

BEIJING: Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died in a major bus accident in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday (Apr 23), with two Chinese nationals seriously injured and left in critical condition. Chinese visitors make up about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats have rushed to the scene of Sunday’s accident in North Hwanghae province, the…

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Accident Singapore 

3 Pedestrians in Yio Chu Kang killed by lorry that ‘came hurtling’

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old lorry driver was arrested after three pedestrians were killed in an accident near Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Monday (Apr 23) morning. The accident took place at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 at around 9.30am. Two of the pedestrians had to be extricated from underneath the lorry using a rescue lifting airbag, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. An SBS Transit bus had stopped at a traffic junction when the lorry “came hurtling”, the transport company said. “Our bus was…

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Accident News Singapore 

Tanker collision off Singapore coast results in butane leak

SINGAPORE: Two tankers collided off the coast of Singapore on Tuesday (Apr 17), causing a liquefied butane gas leak, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The collision occurred at 2.30am about one nautical mile south of Tuas Extension in Singapore waters. The Singapore-registered LPG tanker, Crystal Sunrise, was picking up its pilot near the designated western pilot boarding ground when it collided with the westbound Greece-registered tanker Astro Saturn. The collision damaged the Crystal Sunrise’s ballast tank, causing its butane cargo to start leaking from one of…

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Accident Maylasia Singapore 

11 Singaporeans injured in fatal Malaysia bus accident near Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR • One person was killed and 13 others, mainly Singaporeans, were injured when their bus rammed into another vehicle near Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (April 7). A spokesman for the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department said it received a distress call at about 3.30pm concerning an accident involving a bus and a lorry on the Karak-Kuala Lumpur Expressway, Bernama news agency reported. The accident involved 11 Singapore nationals – aged between 19 and 81 – and the driver and the bus conductor who are Malaysian. The driver of the lorry…

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Accident Singapore 

Teenage cyclist hit by car in Corporation Road dies in hospital

A 19-year-old female cyclist was hit by a car at the junction of Corporation Road and Fourth Chin Bee Road on March 27, 2018.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO SINGAPORE – A teenage cyclist who was hit by a car in Corporation Road last week has died in hospital. The 19-year-old female cyclist had collided with a car in Corporation Road, towards Boon Lay Way, at around 6.30am on March 27. Ms Wang Yuling was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in an unconscious state. The Straits Times understands that she died on Tuesday (April…

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Accident News Singapore 

Port Dickson accident: 4 Singaporeans killed, truck driver arrested

PORT DICKSON – Four Singaporeans were killed in a gruesome five-vehicle road accident in the Malaysian town of Port Dickson on Wednesday (Jan 3), the latest in a series of traffic fatalities involving Singaporeans travelling overseas. Photos of the accident, which occurred at around 2.30pm at a T-junction in Jalan Lukut Sepang and involved a Honda Stream, a tipper truck, a Mercedes-Benz SUV, a Perodua Myvi and a motorcycle, began circulating on social media on Wednesday afternoon. They showed the Singapore-registered white Honda Stream crushed by a tipper truck. A video…

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Accident Australia 

Seaplane Crash in Australia Kills British Family

This image made from a video shows search and rescue teams in Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia, Dec. 31, 2017. Australian officials say a seaplane crashed during a 20-minute entertainment ride in Sydney on New Year’s Eve, killing six people. Five of the victims were British nationals, including the CEO of Compass Group Plc Richard Cousins, his two sons, fiancée and her daughter were among the victims. The pilot also died in the crash. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered his condolences to the crash victims’ families. Compass Chairman…

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Accident Singapore 

Road fatalities in Singapore set to hit record lowRoad fatalities in Singapore set to hit record low

Deaths from Jan to Oct fall 17% year on year; experts say anti-speeding drive is paying off The number of deaths on Singapore roads is set to hit a record low, with experts saying efforts to deter speeding have begun to bear fruit. Police estimates show that there were 97 deaths here caused by road accidents from January to October, a 17 per cent drop from the same period last year, when there were 117 fatalities. Injuries were down 10 per cent. Barring a sharp spike in the last two…

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13 killed after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

Police officers and rescue workers carrying a victim from the capsized fishing boat. (Yun Tae-hyun/AP) Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after a fishing boat collided with a tanker off South Korea’s west coast and capsized early Sunday (Dec 3), the country’s coastguard said. The Seonchang-1 fishing boat was carrying 20 passengers on a fishing tour as well as two sailors when it crashed with the 336-tonne fuel tanker at around 6am (2100 GMT) at sea near the port city of Incheon. Thirteen people were found dead or died after…

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