Singapore— Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man who fell from several storeys at Ngee Ann City Mall in the early afternoon Sunday, July 14.
His body was found inanimate, with bloodstained marks in front of an establishment in the mall’s Basement 2.
At around 2:00 pm the police were alerted about an incident that occurred at 391 Orchard Road, a case of unnatural death.
The man had been brought to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) shortly after his fall. The hospital was alerted ahead of time, suggesting they believed he had serious injuries.
According to the police, the man “was unconscious when transported to the hospital and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.”
Witnesses posted the incident on social media. One Twitter user by the name of Andi Adhyaksa says there was an accident at “B2 Takashimaya Singapore” and described the scene as “super gory.”
He followed this us by tweeting, “First time hearing someone screamed to its death, literally.”
According to a report from Channel NewsAsia (CNA),
Insyirah Jamal, who works at Action City, was attending to customers when the man fell to his death.
She told CNA she heard a commotion and saw something fall but only realised that it was a person who had fallen when she saw the body lying on the ground, near her customers.
She said the man fell “sideways, head first”, and that his hair “actually grazed past one of them (her customers),” who were standing nearby.
The Police questioned several witnesses outside Action City.
After the man’s fall, police sectioned off the scene of the accident on Basement 2, along with another area on level three of the mall. It was reported by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao that the 35-year-old had fallen from the third floor.
CNA’s Gwyneth Teo broke the news over Twitter on Sunday afternoon (July 14), along with a photo of the incident.
In a thread of tweets, she wrote:
BREAKING: A man has fallen inside Ngee Ann City. He has been taken away. Police are on the scene. Will try to update this thread with what we know.
We spoke to the woman who was tending to customers at Action City Plus. She says she was attending to customers over the counter when the man fell right beside them. She says one customer even felt his hair graze past. (Lucky for them they had not been standing in that spot.)
Ms Teo also encouraged those who were troubled by the man’s death to seek counseling if necessary.
“If you are troubled by incident, I hope you will seek help. SOS Hotline (Singapore): 1800 221 4444 or (link: http://www.sos.org.sg) sos.org.sg. There are people who care about you.”
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