30 Nov '16, 9pm

Boy, 15, possibly electrocuted in shower

A 15-year-old boy, Tan Yao Bin, was apparently electrocuted and killed while having a shower on Tuesday night. He suffered cardiac arrest and despite attempts by paramedics, who administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), died later that night. The tragedy happened at Block 233, Bukit Batok East Avenue 5. Neighbour Wendy Wee, 60, an administrator, said she was alerted to the incident when she heard a boy cry out for his mother in Mandarin. The victim's brother, Mr Tan Qi Lin, 19, told The Straits Times he was doing his homework in the three-room flat at the time. "My older brother, my dad and I immediately turned off the electrical supply at home. We saw that the wiring for the heater was exposed in the toilet itself," said the Institute of Technical Education student. A HEARTBREAKING TRAGEDY We saw him grow up and he would come by our home to play. His parents have ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/boy-15...

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