Body found in Bedok Canal along Upper Changi Road East

Police officers were seen retrieving the body from the canal.
Police officers were seen retrieving the body from the canal. PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A body was found under a bridge in the Bedok Canal near Upper Changi Road East on Monday (May 8) morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Road (SCDF) said it received a call for assistance at around 11am and dispatched an ambulance and a fire engine.

The body of a Chinese man was retrieved from the canal, said an SCDF spokesman. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

An eyewitness, identified only as Fauzi, alerted citizen journalism website Stomp, after he saw a blue tent when he looked out of a window of the Ossia Building at 10 Changi South Lane.

A group of uniformed men were seen carrying what appeared to be a body out from the canal, he added. 

Police said they are investigating the unnatural death.