02 Jun '11, 2am

Indonesian boy, 15, swept away and later found dead after falling into overflowing storm drain in Balestier

Indonesian boy, 15, swept away and later found dead after falling into overflowing storm drain in Balestier

SCDF officers searching at the canal along Whampoa West for Indonesian student William Lim. His body was eventually found floating on a waterway near Block 82 Whampoa Drive. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM View more photos THE body of an Indonesian student was found late on Wednesday night, eight hours after he walked into an overflowing drain in Balestier during a heavy thunderstorm and was swept away. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers found the body of 15-year-old William Lim floating on a waterway near Block 82 Whampoa Drive. He was pronounced dead at about 11pm. The discovery of the body came after an extensive search of the waterways in the area since the afternoon. The boy's parents arrived from Indonesia just as William's body was being pulled out of the water. They were seen wailing and hugging each other when they arrived at the spot where his body was foun...

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