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Tampines accident: Father of two boys urges motorists to drive safely

Published on Jan 29, 2013 4:02 PM
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The father of the two boys killed in a traffic accident on Monday has pleaded with drivers here to drive safely.

Mr Francis Yap, 39, told the media that he hoped drivers here will keep to the speed limits. Mr Yap said that he had taught them how to cross roads safely, and had felt assured that they did so. Yesterday was not their first time out on a bicycle, he said.

The bodies of his two sons Nigel Yap, 13, and Donavan Yap, 7, who were killed in an accident in Tampines on Monday, arrived at the wake set up by their family at about 3.35pm on Tuesday.

Their father and mother, Suliani Ang, 38 received the bodies alongside relatives and church friends.

The bodies of brothers Nigel Yap, 13, and Donavan Yap, 7, who were killed in an accident in Tampines on Monday, arrived at the wake set up by their family at about 3.35pm on Tuesday. --ST PHOTO:  DERRICK HO

The two boys were hit by a cement mixer at about 5.40pm Monday at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45. The Singaporean driver has been arrested.

The younger boy was riding pillion on the bicycle. One boy died instantly and the other died soon after. Photographs of the accident scene have been circulating online but Members of Parliament and netizens have appealed to the online community to be sensitive and respect the family's privacy.