10 Jan '12, 8am
Girl, 8, drowns accidentally at condominium pool
An eight-year-old sneaked into the rear gate of a condominium with her younger sister and a school friend and got into difficulties while swimming in the 1.5m-deep pool, a coroner's court heard. Wee Ye Li died two days later on July 19, 2010 of oxygen deprivation to the brain following drowning. At an inquest into her death on Tuesday, the court heard that Ye Li, together with her four-year-old sister, and a six-year-old friend from the same school entered Evergreen Park condominium in Hougang Avenue 7 on July 17 that year. After they had changed into their swimming costumes, Ye Li met another friend living in the condominium with her 24-year-old Myanmar maid.