05 Apr '11, 2am

A 6-year-old boy who was left unattended at home died after falling from a fifth-storey window

Marson Heng is believed to have used a laundry basket to climb up to the window. His parents said this was the first time they had left him unattended. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE HENG FAMILY A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy died after he fell from the kitchen window of a fifth-storey flat when no one was at home yesterday morning. Marson Heng, a kindergarten pupil, was believed to have used a laundry basket to climb up to the window. The grilles were shut but unlocked, as the family had put the laundry out to dry. His mother found his body at the foot of the Tampines block a few minutes later, when she was on her way home after running some errands. The police said they received a call about the fall at 8.55am. The boy was pronounced dead at 9.10am. When The Straits Times visited the three-room flat at Block 446, Tampines Street 42, on Monday afternoon, Marson's parents were sitting list...

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