Boy who fell to his death cremated

Boy who fell to his death cremated
Wake of the 7 year old boy who plunged to his death at Aljunied.

The seven-year-old boy who fell to his death from an HDB block in Aljunied Crescent on Thursday was cremated at Mandai Crematorium at 3pm on Sunday.

The boy, Bruce Chan, had been left alone on Thursday afternoon when his mother took his sister, nine, for her tuition class nearby.

He was found lifeless on the grass patch at the back of the block at about 4.30pm. Paramedics pronounced the boy dead at the scene, said a police spokesman.

The police are investigating the unnatural death.

Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported that the father, who was in Hong Kong when the incident took place, arrived home at about 2am on Sunday. The family went to the mortuary at 11.15am.

The father, who was dressed in a white cap, white polo T-shirt and jeans, declined to be interviewed when approached at his flat on Sunday afternoon.

RITE

At 1.30pm, a group of about 20 family members and friends attended a 30-minute rite conducted by a monk at the foot of the block, near the spot where the boy had fallen.

The group then proceeded to Mandai Crematorium for the cremation. The arrangements were made by undertaker Roland Tay of Direct Funeral Services for free.

At the crematorium, his mother and a woman believed to be his maternal grandmother burst into tears and clung on to the coffin.


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