TNP reader calls hotline to share story

TNP reader calls hotline to share story
Suzie Saravanan.

SINGAPORE - She was waiting at the bus stop for her daily commute to work on Aug 14. Little did Mrs Suzie Saravanan, 40, know that she would end up calling The New Paper hotline with a story that would be published the next day.

As she waited for the bus, she heard a bang from a construction site about 100 metres away.

A large concrete column had plunged nine metres onto a metal hoarding at the junction of Sims Drive and Aljunied Road.

When she turned to look, a crowd of construction workers had gathered around a man who was lying there motionless.

"I was shocked, it was very loud," said the administrative officer, who called the police.

She then dialled the next "emergency" number - The New Paper hotline.

But she had to go online to find the number (1800-7334455) because she could not remember it.

"I now have the number saved in my mobile phone. If I see something in future, I will surely call," she said.

For her call, Mrs Saravanan will be receiving $100 worth of vouchers and two Denizen Tshirts worth $60.

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