Wrong place, wrong time

Wrong place, wrong time

SINGAPORE - He was here on a holiday with friends when he ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Hong Kong tourist Andy Chui Chun Hin, 34, became the victim of a freak accident that cost him his life.

A coroner's inquiry into the death of the bank manager on Monday was told that a group of tourists were walking to the Singapore Flyer at the time.

Mr Chui trailed the group as he was taking photographs of the area.

Then a marquee structure that was part of a fashion festival toppled and landed on Mr Chui, causing him to suffer severe brain damage and fractures to his skull, pelvis and ribs.

He was certified brain dead and taken off life support five days later.

The coroner's court heard that Mr Chui arrived in Singapore with 12 friends and their families on May 15 this year.

The next morning, they took a shuttle bus at 8.45am from Resorts World Sentosa to Marina Bay Sands. They were staying at Hotel Michael.

They then walked to the Singapore Flyer, where they planned to board a chartered bus to go to Legoland in Johor, Malaysia.

They were on Raffles Avenue towards the junction of Temasek Avenue and Raffles Avenue at 9.56am when tragedy struck.

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