2 boys killed in Tampines accident, driver arrested

TWO brothers were killed in a gruesome traffic accident in Tampines earlier on Monday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it had received a call at around 5.43pm, and that the boys died after being hit by a truck at the junction of Tampines Ave 9 and Tampines St 45. The 13-year-old male cyclist and the 7-year-old male pillion were pronounced dead at scene by paramedics.

The younger boy was found in the uniform of Tampines North Primary School.

Police said that the 56-year-old Singaporean male driver of the truck was arrested at the scene.

Photographs of the accident have since been circulating online.

Police are investigating.