Man falls into 3m monsoon drain in Hougang

Man falls into 3m monsoon drain in Hougang

SINGAPORE - A Chinese man, 34, fell into a 3-metre-deep monsoon drain near Hougang Ave 10. He was rescued by a team of twenty rescue workers deployed by the SCDF and police.

According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, the incident happened on Aug 10 at around 2pm.

7 rescue workers went into the monsoon drain via a 10-metre-long ladder, and placed the injured man onto a stretcher before he was lifted out of the canal by 13 others.

The man was reportedly unable to move after suffering knee and spinal injuries from the fall.

The Chinese evening daily also reported that two cyclists called the police for assistance upon discovery that the injured man could not move.

He allegedly fell into the monsoon drain after leaning on the railing.

When a Lianhe Wanbao reporter arrived at the scene, the man was seen lying on a stretcher with a bandaged right knee and wearing a neck support.

The team of 20 rescue workers spent around 30 minutes to move the injured man out of the monsoon drain. He was later sent to Changi General Hospital to receive medical treatment.

The police also said that investigations are on-going.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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