73-year-old woman dies after being pinned under a horse at a ranch in Punggol

A 73-year-old woman has died after being pinned under a horse at Gallop Stable's Punggol Ranch on Nov 14, 2015.
A 73-year-old woman has died after being pinned under a horse at Gallop Stable's Punggol Ranch on Nov 14, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 73-year-old woman has died after being pinned under a horse at Gallop Stable's Punggol Ranch on Saturday evening.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call at 5.56pm and was alerted that a Chinese woman had been pinned under a horse at Gallop Stable's Punggol Ranch.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts were ongoing when the SCDF arrived. A check found no pulse or breathing. SCDF took over the CPR, and she was taken to Changi General Hospital unconscious. A spokesman for the hospital later said that the woman, known only as Madam Lim, did not survive her injuries.

Gallop Stable, which offers pony rides and horseback riding lessons, also has an outlet in Pasir Ris and runs Horse City at Turf Club Road. The owners of Gallop Stable, Mr Shanker R., and his wife, Mrs Mani Shanker, could not be reached for comment.