Cabby found dead at East Coast Park

Police officers standing near a taxi where a cabbie was found dead, along East Coast Road, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW 
Police officers standing near a taxi where a cabbie was found dead, along East Coast Road, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW 

SINGAPORE - Police are investigating after a 52-year-old cabby was found dead in his taxi parked at East Coast Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call at around 2.15pm, alerting it to an unconscious man locked inside a car.

Paramedics later pronounced the man dead and police said they are investigating the case as an unnatural death.

The carpark was cordoned off by police and the CityCab taxi, owned by ComfortDelGro, was covered with a white sheet.

ComfortDelGro's group corporate communications officer Tammy Tan said: "We are deeply saddened by the demise of our cabby. We are in touch with his family and are assisting them as best we can. We will also assist the police in their investigations."