11 Jan '18, 8am

Girl, 6, died after swimming mishap in public pool

SINGAPORE - She was supposed to start Primary 1 this year, but a mishap at a public pool robbed her of the opportunity. The six-year-old girl died in hospital on Tuesday afternoon (Jan 9) after being unconscious for 20 days, following a swimming mishap at Kallang Basin swimming complex. During a swimming lesson on Dec 20 last year, she was found unconscious and floating on the water, her grandmother told Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News. The incident happened as the coach was giving one-on-one guidance to the class of five. The girl was believed to be waiting for her turn in the 0.9m-deep pool. According to Shin Min, the girl's grandmother said: "We are not trying to assign blame, but we want to know what went wrong. "We also hope that her death serves as a reminder to others to be more alert and not to repeat this tragedy." The family was looking forward to ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/girl-6-died-after-s...

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