Thursday, November 29, 2018

2-year-old boy in stable condition after fall from 11th storey of Sengkang flat

Source Website: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/2-year-old-boy-severely-injured-after-fall-from-hdb-block
By Goh Yan Han, The Straits Times, 26 November 2018 at 6:34 pm


A two-year-old boy survived a fall at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Nov 25, 2018.
PHOTO: A two-year-old boy survived a fall at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Nov 25, 2018.
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SINGAPORE - A two-year-old boy survived a fall from a block of Housing Board flats in Sengkang on Sunday morning (Nov 25).

The Straits Times understands that the boy suffered severe injuries.

The police were alerted at 10am on Sunday to a fall from height incident at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent.

The child was found conscious and taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

The Straits Times understands that he was standing on a stool and fell from the window of his 11th storey flat.



The boy was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am on Nov 25, 2018.
PHOTO: The boy was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am on Nov 25, 2018.
The two-year-old boy, who survived an 11-storey fall from a Sengkang Housing Board block on Sunday (Nov 25) morning, was possibly saved by his diapers. The diapers reportedly caught on the clothes rack of a fourth-floor unit, breaking his fall.
The boy, who was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am, was rushed to KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) where he was reported to be in stable condition on Sunday night.
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He remains hospitalised and is in a stable condition.

Police are investigating the incident.



Neighbours and a doctor who rushed to the scene said the toddler is lucky to be alive.
PHOTO: Neighbours and a doctor who rushed to the scene said the toddler is lucky to be alive.

Dr Lenny Wan, a general practitioner at Rivervale Crescent Medical Centre at the same block, said he was on duty on Sunday morning when a resident rushed into the clinic asking for help.

Dr Wan told The Straits Times that the boy was conscious and crying when he arrived, with injuries mainly to the left side of the body.

"There was a gaping wound on his left arm, the bone was probably fractured in more than one place and the area around his left eye was also bleeding."

After assessing the injuries, Dr Wan, 42, helped paramedics to keep the boy's neck stable when they arrived about five minutes later.

"I'm surprised the injuries weren't worse... children generally have more padding and can survive falls better than adults," said Dr Wan, who added that the boy's diapers were torn.

Shin Min Daily News quoted an eyewitness as saying that the boy's diapers had caught on a fourth-floor unit's clothes rack, cushioning his fall.
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The boy's mother told Shin Min that the incident had happened as the window had not been closed.
PHOTO: The boy's mother told Shin Min that the incident had happened as the window had not been closed.

Neighbours described the couple, who are in their 20s, as friendly but reserved. . . . . . .

"The parents came down after the ambulance left. They didn't know what had happened. I asked the father why he didn't put the (window) grill. He said they have one but they forgot to close the kitchen window," he said.

"They are being judged very harshly online, but I'm sure the parents are already suffering," said Mr James, who is unemployed.
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By Goh Yan Han, The Straits Times, 26 November 2018 at 6:34 pm
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Reference
[1] Goh Yan Han, The Straits Times, 2-year-old boy in stable condition after fall from 11th storey of Sengkang flat, posted on 26 November 2018 at 6:34 pm, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/2-year-old-boy-severely-injured-after-fall-from-hdb-block


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