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Tour guide's death at Sentosa a mystery to family

Published on Oct 12, 2012 6:00 AM
The family of Mr Derrick Sie does not understand how Mr Sie could have been hit by the bus on Sentosa with such impact that he died on the spot, and that too in broad daylight. -- PHOTO: MARK CHEONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

The family of the tour guide who died after he was hit by a bus on Sentosa on Wednesday evening is still trying to understand what exactly happened.

At the wake in Tampines on Thursday, the children of Mr Derrick Sie, 57, said they had gone to the accident scene in the afternoon to conduct last rites and prayers.

Mr Sie was the managing director of Kindly Travel in Upper Cross Street, a tour agency that caters mainly to a Mandarin-speaking clientele.

His 27-year-old daughter, Ms Kimberly Sie, said they had also met the investigating officer in charge of the case, who told them that Mr Sie was likely to have been hit when the bus was turning, at a section of the route which has multiple blind spots.

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