Boy hurt after glass door in Westgate mall falls on him

Boy hurt after glass door in Westgate mall falls on him

*Update: Four-year-old boy injured by falling glass door at Westgate mall recovering well

By Amelia Tan | The Straits Times | August 9

Mr Eddie Lim, the centre manager of Westgate, told The Straits Times on Saturday morning: "The boy is under observation at National University Hospital (NUH). But he is doing well. He is playing and is active."


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A boy was hurt yesterday evening in Westgate mall after a glass door fell on him.

Local TV quoted a member of the public who said the four-year-old boy "was pinned down by the door".

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it had received a call at 6.05pm yesterday and sent an ambulance to the scene. It said that the boy sustained a cut on the back of his head and complained of a pain in the neck.

The boy was sent to the National University Hospital.

CCTV footage shared by the mall's management which was also posted on a local website showed that the boy was playing with the glass door before it fell on him.

As the door was reportedly made of tempered glass, it did not shatter into pieces. Instead, it fell on top of the boy.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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