Recent mishaps while at play

Recent mishaps while at play


Ngee Ann Polytechnic student Lai Qing Xiang, 19, died after injuring his back during cheerleading practice. He slipped, hit his head on the ground and became unconscious. He was taken to the National University Hospital (NUH) where he died two weeks later.

In the same month, Miss Alvina Lee, 23, was belaying for her friend as he scaled a 10-storeyhigh stone wall at Dairy Farm Quarry when he dislodged a huge rock.

It grazed Miss Lee's helmet and fractured her skull, causing the brain to bleed. It also fractured her right arm. The blow knocked her out and landed her in the intensive care unit of a hospital for five days. She has nerve damage to her face and ears, which still affects her hearing in the right ear.


Local singer Atwell Jansen, 62, fell and injured his head during a routine mountain-biking trip in Bukit Panjang. He was found by two passers-by, who called for an ambulance. Mr Jansen, of veteran band Heritage, was taken to NUH, where he died the next morning.


A three-year-old boy drowned while he was playing with his five-year-old brother off Siloso Beach on Sentosa.

After Haziq Anaqi was found in the water, a Sentosa beach patrol officer performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him. He was pronounced dead after he was taken to Singapore General Hospital.


A physical education teacher was in a coma for nearly three months after he was hit by a shot put.

Mr Abdul Samat, 68, was supervising four students hurling the heavy metal balls into a sandpit at Regent Secondary School when one struck him on the head.

His son, Mr Muhammad Nur Hisham, posted on Facebook on Sept 16 that Mr Abdul is now conscious but unresponsive.

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