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Bangladeshi dies in worksite accident

A 22-year-old man from Bangladesh was killed in a worksite accident yesterday evening at the Mandai Depot construction site.

The Straits Times understands that the man, identified as Riyad, had been at work when a large metal beam fell off a passing lorry and hit him, killing him.

The accident happened at around 7pm, said workers there.

The main contractor at the site is Jurong Primewide.

The man's uncle, who declined to be named, was waiting outside the construction site hoping to get a glimpse of his nephew's body. He said Riyad had been in Singapore for only four to five months.

Riyad's brother was outside the site and in tears. He declined to speak to the media.

This is believed to be at least the 30th workplace fatality this year.

AVA probing case of alleged animal abuse

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is probing a case of alleged animal abuse after a man was caught on camera striking a dog and lifting it by its leash.

The incident, which was filmed and uploaded on Facebook by user Maimunah Mohadi yesterday, has sparked outrage online. The post has since been shared over 9,000 times.

In two separate videos, a man is seen at the back of a terrace house with three dogs, including a black-and-white husky on a leash. He is seen hitting, kicking and lifting a dog by its leash.

While the location of the incident was not disclosed, The Straits Times understands it is in Jalan Loyang Besar.

Labour force survey under way The Manpower Ministry began its Comprehensive Labour Force Survey yesterday. It will continue till July 31 and its random sample will cover 33,000 households.

Households selected for the survey will be notified by post. They may either participate in the survey online via the Manpower Survey Online System, or via a phone interview. For more information, visit MOM's website: http://stats.mom.gov.sg/mrsd/hse

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2016, with the headline 'Home briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe