Two bodies found in a day

Two bodies found in a day
A police tent covering the body of a 29-year-old man, hauled from the Kallang River on 2 January 2013.

SINGAPORE - He was waiting for his waitress girlfriend to finish her shift outside Jumbo Seafood Restaurant when he spotted a head bobbing about in the Singapore River, off Clarke Quay, yesterday afternoon.

Thinking that his mind was playing tricks, Mr Justin Saw, 31, who is not working, took another look and realised that what he saw was real.

He said: "A couple of police officers, who came a few minutes later, hauled the body (of a man) from the river. He was bald and thin."

He said the man's face was grey and bloated when he caught a glimpse while officers were placing the body by the river side.

Mr Gerard Ooi, 34, a captain at the restaurant, said that people had started pouring into the area when the body was found.

He said: "A lot of people were crowding around to see what was going on."

A police spokesman said they got a call for help at 3.50pm. The case has been classified as unnatural death. Investigations are ongoing.

SECOND BODY FOUND

Another body was found floating in the Kallang River, near Nicoll Highway, yesterday afternoon.

It was about 100m from the Kallang Water Sports Centre.

Police received a call for assistance at 3.46pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, which had also been alerted, retrieved the body using a boat owned by the PUB, the national water agency.

The New Paper understands that the victim is a 29-year-old man.

"The man was bald, tanned and had clothes and shoes on," said the site supervisor, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lee, of a construction project adjacent to the sports centre.

Parts of the centre were cordoned off when TNP arrived at around 5pm.

Police are investigating the unnatural death.


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