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Woman hit by bike wheel 'flung from 14th floor' dies

Published on Jun 8, 2014 7:57 AM

A 67-year-old woman, who was hit by a bicycle wheel allegedly thrown by a teenage boy from the 14th floor of an HDB block of flats in Eunos Crescent, died in hospital last Friday night.

Madam Mahani Abdullah had undergone emergency spinal surgery at the Singapore General Hospital after the wheel hit her on the head on May 16.

Last Tuesday, while she was in a high dependency ward following the operation, her heart stopped. Doctors managed to resuscitate her, but she slipped into a coma.

After state prosecutors learnt that Madam Mahani's condition had worsened, the charge of a rash act against teenager Abdul Hamid Rahmat, 16, was amended to one of grievous hurt last Friday.

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