SCDF looking for samaritans who rescued man pinned under lorry

SCDF looking for samaritans who rescued man pinned under lorry
PHOTO: Foo Suan Wang/Facebook

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) are looking for the people who rushed to help a man pinned under a lorry at Boon Keng Road.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, SCDF wrote that the incident was "proof that you don't have to be in a costume to be a superhero".

The incident occurred at around 11.45am on Wednesday at the junction of Bendemeer Road and Boon Keng Road.

A man, believed to be a 35-year-old South Korean, was trapped under a lorry which prompted about 30 people to come forward to attempt to lift the vehicle and bring the man to safety.

It is not clear how the man ended up under the truck, but it was reported that he is believed to have been hit while crossing the road.

SCDF hailed the actions of those who had rushed to the man's aid as "a display of the Singapore spirit".

SCDF wrote: "If you were one of the good Samaritans who helped rescue the man, reach out to us at 6471 7417 or 6332 3001 between 9am to 5pm. We'd love to hear from you!"

The incident was caught on video by Mr Foo Suan Wang, who posted the minute-and-a-half-long clip on Facebook.

In his Facebook post, Mr Foo commended the people who came forward to rescue the man. The video has been viewed over 334,000 times.

According to SCDF, the man sustained a leg fracture from the accident, and was conscious when sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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