Monday, July 27, 2015

16 lauded for helping man pinned by truck

My Paper, Monday, July 27, 2015, Page A4, Top Stories
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LENDING A HAND
PHOTO: LENDING A HAND: These four women are among the passers-by who went to the South Korean's aid last week. They are (from far left): Ms Er, Ms Lee Yuen Wan, Ms Joyce Chang and Ms Bregente.
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FOUR women were among the 16 people who helped a South Korean man trapped under a truck last Wednesday and recognised for their efforts.

They were given awards for their public spiritedness by the Singapore Civil Defence Force yesterday.

The 16 were among a group of passers-by who had helped Kim Seong Mo, 35, who had been pinned underneath a trailer truck after an accident in Boon Keng Road.

A 90sec video of the incident, which showed about 30 bystanders rushing to lift the truck to free him, went viral on social media.

Among the four women recognised yesterday were colleagues Diana Bregente and Er Sing Yee. The two sales managers had been on their way to lunch and were near the scene.



Ms Diana Bregente, receiving her certificate from the SCDF
PHOTO: Ms Diana Bregente, receiving her certificate from the SCDF
The Sales Manager from Spectrum, was among the first few to respond when the accident occurred.
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Ms Bregente, 36, told Shin Min Daily News that when they found out Mr Kim had been trapped, he was close to being rescued from under the truck by other passers-by. She quickly opened an umbrella to shade Mr Kim and a man who pulled him out, as it was very warm that day.

Ms Er, 32, called for an ambulance, checked how serious Mr Kim's injuries were and helped him to retrieve his mobile phone to contact his family.

Among those who helped to lift the truck was software engineer Asif Iqbal, 33, The Straits Times reported. The Singapore permanent resident from India was one of two men who ducked underneath the truck to pull Mr Kim out.



Sixteen members of the public were commended by the Singapore Civil Defence Force for help to rescue a man trapped under a truck
PHOTO: Sixteen members of the public were commended by the Singapore Civil Defence Force for help to rescue a man trapped under a truck
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"We were all pushing the truck, then I realised, someone (had) to go underneath to pull him out," he said. "This was an incident where everyone stopped worrying about work stress and concerns, we put everything aside.

We just wanted to help the man."
 
By mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Jul 27, 2015


On Wednesday, more than 30 people rushed to a man’s rescue after hearing his cries for help.
PHOTO: On Wednesday, more than 30 people rushed to a man’s rescue after hearing his cries for help. He had been pinned under a truck at the corner of Bendemeer and Boon Keng Road that morning. The 35-year-old man was eventually freed after the passersby managed to lift the truck's wheels high enough. He was eventually sent to Tan Tock Seng hospital with a fractured leg, according to authorities.

The incident was recorded by Mr Foo Suan Wang who uploaded the video online, which quickly went viral. By Sunday morning, the video has been viewed more than 347,000 times and garnered 5,900 shares.

Commenters lauded the rescuers for stepping forward, calling them “Heroes!” and praising them for a job well done.

Mr Mohamed Zakaria, a senior technician who happened to be passing by, said there was a man in his 60s who led the efforts. However, he was not present at the ceremony on Sunday.

Mr Asif Iqbal receiving his certificate from the SCDF. (Photo: Diane Leow)

Mr Iqbal, a software engineer from India who was one of two men who pulled the victim to safety, said everyone spontaneously gathered to help.

"You could see people from different countries, but (all) the thoughts (were) of saving the man on the spot," Mr Iqbal said.

Those who helped said it took about 10 to 15 minutes to get the victim out.

Sixteen members of the public were recognised for their efforts on Sunday morning (Jul 26) by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) after helping to rescue a man trapped under a truck earlier in the week.
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