She tips off TNP after neighbour's child falls

She tips off TNP after neighbour's child falls

She was watching a movie in her living room, but little did she know that something more dramatic was happening two storeys above her.

Her neighbour's six-year-old daughter had just fallen from the sixth storey of Block 459, Yishun Avenue 11 on Nov 9 and landed on a grass patch.

The housewife, 27, couldn't believe what she was hearing when another neighbour told her about it. So she rushed down to see how the child was.

Thankfully, the girl survived.

The housewife, who declined to be named, then called The New Paper hotline with the news. Her tip-off became last Monday's Page 1 story.

The housewife, who has a son, five, and a daughter, seven, said all she was thinking of while she was with the girl was "just don't die on me".

She said: "I could relate to the whole incident as I have kids myself. I was so worried for my children that I couldn't sleep for a few days."

This was the second incident in two days where a child had fallen from a block of flats.

On Nov 7, a seven-year-old fell to his death from the 11th storey at Aljunied Crescent.

The housewife said: "We felt the public should know that leaving kids alone at home is not so safe. There are already many previous cases where kids end up in bad situations such as this.

"I decided to inform The New Paper as a lot of people, especially parents, tend to read the paper.

"I like reading the paper as it is precise and very detailed with its snappy and interesting local reports."

Another reader, chauffeur Harbans Singh, 53, was on his way to work on Nov 7 when he saw police cordoning off a part of the Singapore River.

The body of Mr Koh Chor Pah, 55, was found floating in the river off Clarke Quay that day.

Said Mr Singh: "I saw no press photographers at the scene and I was carrying The New Paper at that time. So I decided to call the hotline.

"I was very concerned about what happened as it is always tragic to lose a life like that. I am very worried about what will happen to his family." Mr Singh has been a daily reader of the paper for at least 20 years.

"I mostly read the local news section while my 30-year-old son loves to read the sports section. I like how the reports are straightforward, short and sharp."

For having their stories published, these readers will be receiving $100 worth of Manhattan Fish Market vouchers and two T-shirts worth $60.

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