Tree falls on car in Admiralty, killing passenger

A tree that got uprooted amid strong wind and rain on Saturday afternoon fell on a car, killing 25-year-old driving instructor Jason Cheong.

His 34-year-old student Marliana Sumarno, who was in the driver's seat at the time, miraculously escaped with just minor cuts and abrasions. This even though the Honda City car they were in was crushed by the huge tree, which stretched across more than two lanes of the road.

The pair were along Admiralty Road West, just opposite the Admiralty West Prison, when the incident occurred.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for assistance at 4.23pm on Saturday. Hydraulic rescue tools had to be used to extricate Mr Cheong and Ms Marliana from the vehicle.

Ms Marliana told The Sunday Times it was raining heavily, with lightning and thunder, when the tree fell on top of them.

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