5-year-old boy dies after tree falls on him at Upper Bukit Timah Road
The fallen tree at the intersection of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Old Jurong Road. (Photo: Rose Yap/ Facebook)
SINGAPORE: A five-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries and died after he was hit by a falling tree in Bukit Timah.
The incident took place on Aug 17 at the intersection of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Old Jurong Road. The tree also fell on a car, but no one in the vehicle was injured, police said.The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was informed of the accident at approximately 3pm and sent an ambulance to the scene. However, the injured boy had already been taken to the hospital prior to SCDF's arrival. Channel NewsAsia understands that the boy was taken to National University Hospital but died of his injuries a week later, on Aug 24.