Home Briefs: Baby trapped in car rescued

SCDF officers and the baby girl's parents huddled around the black car.
SCDF officers and the baby girl's parents huddled around the black car. PHOTO: STOMP

Baby trapped in car rescued

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was called to rescue a three-month-old infant trapped in a car in Pasir Ris Street 1 yesterday.

It is not known how long the baby girl was in the car, which was parked in an open-air carpark near Block 537.

An SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the incident at 12.28pm, and that the infant was conscious when she was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital at around 1pm. The Straits Times understands that the parents had called a locksmith to help them unlock the car doors.

Keppel Club raises over $1 million for charity

Keppel Club, one of Singapore's oldest golf clubs, raised over $1 million for 10 charity organisations at its two-day charity golf event during the weekend.

This marks the third year the club has passed its $1 million fund-raising target for organisations such as the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) and Home Nursing Foundation.

At a gala dinner yesterday, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who was the guest of honour, presented the club's donations of about $100,000 each to the beneficiaries.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Baby trapped in car rescued'. Print Edition | Subscribe