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Tragedy involving 6-year-old boy draws xenophobic comments online

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A six-year-old boy passed away today after he was pinned under a bus following a collision at Choa Chu Kang. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident around 9.10am along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 towards Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 and officers used lifting equipment to free the child before conveying him to National University Hospital (NUH), where he died after suffering serious injuries.

The police have urged the public not to share images or videos of the incident out of respect for the child’s family.

Despite this, the tragedy has drawn xenophobic comments from certain quarters. Photos from the scene that were already circulating online appear to show that the parents of the child could be immigrants from India. This has caused certain groups to spew vile xenophobic remarks against the young child and his parents.

One Facebook group, Rilek1Corner, wrote: “Good lah, one less Indian national in Singapore! Well done to the Singapore bus driver!”

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The group subsequently posted:

Other netizens have also been speculating that the boy’s untimely passing may have been caused by the lack of supervision from his parents:

Others are blaming the bus driver (57), who is assisting in investigations according the police.

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