2-year-old boy in stable condition after fall from 11th storey of Sengkang flat

A two-year-old boy survived a fall at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Nov 25, 2018.
A two-year-old boy survived a fall at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent on Nov 25, 2018.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/SG SHARE TOGETHER

SINGAPORE - A two-year-old boy survived a fall from a block of Housing Board flats in Sengkang on Sunday morning (Nov 25).

The boy was found lying on a grass patch by residents, who rushed to a nearby clinic to get a doctor to help, reported Shin Min Daily News on Monday.

Identified only by his surname Ruan, the doctor told Shin Min that the ambulance arrived five minutes after he arrived at the scene.

The boy was conscious but his left eye was swollen and right arm was possibly broken, he added.

He held the boy’s neck to keep it stable as paramedics lifted the boy onto a stretcher.

The boy’s mother told Shin Min that the incident happened simply because the window had not been closed. She declined to give her name or comment further.

The Straits Times understands that the boy suffered severe injuries.

The police were alerted at 10am on Sunday to a fall from height incident at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent.

The child was found conscious and taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

The Straits Times understands that he was standing on a stool and fell from the window of his 11th storey flat.

He remains hospitalised and is in a stable condition.

Police are investigating the incident.