28 Jan '13, 1pm

Cement truck kills 2 boys at Tampines traffic junction

Cement truck kills 2 boys at Tampines traffic junction

SINGAPORE: Two brothers died after they were hit by a cement truck near Dunman Secondary School, at Tampines Street 45. The 56-year-old Singaporean driver has been arrested for causing death by rash act. At around 6pm on Monday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call for help. But when paramedics arrived at the scene, both boys, aged seven and 13, were pronounced dead. A MediaCorp hotline caller said that the incident happened only 50 metres from the school gates, and that he saw a smashed bicycle lying near the boys. Speaking in Mandarin, he said it was an awful sight and very upsetting. Some residents who live in the area say that the area where the incident happened sees a lot of traffic, and can be dangerous. Mr Zoe Jaffar, who has lived in the area for 16 years, said: "The traffic lights change quite fast, sometimes drivers tend to speed up to beat the traf...

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  1. 29 Jan '13, 11am

    my condolences goes to their parents. take care and live well.

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