Passers-by pitch in to rescue man trapped under lorry at Boon Keng Road

Passers-by helping to lift a truck to free a man pinned underneath. The victim, believed to be a South Korean man, escaped with a leg fracture. PHOTO: SCREENGRABS FROM VIDEO COURTESY OF FOO SUAN WANG

SINGAPORE - A man who was trapped under a lorry was rescued by passers-by who helped tilt the vehicle to get him out.

The incident at the junction of Bendemeer Road and Boon Keng Road was captured in a video posted on Facebook by Mr Foo Suan Wang.

"Man screaming and then all walk of life came and help ... Well done Singapore," he wrote.

In the video, which has been shared more than 2,400 times and viewed more than 76,000 times since it was posted around noon on Wednesday, about 30 people can be seen rushing over to help tilt the lorry. After a while, the crowd clears and a man can be seen lying on the ground.

Mr Foo told The Straits Times that he heard a loud scream from his office on the sixth level of the Hyflux Innovation Centre. He saw the lorry driver come out of his vehicle to look around and under the truck.

He said: "I did not know there was someone pinned under because I could not see anyone. I thought someone was hit and lying on the other side, but later realised he was under.

"Suddenly many people just came to try to lift the truck. Everyone spontaneously joined in and there was no need to tell them."

The man was moving when he was pulled out.

Mr Foo added: "You don't see this everyday where people from all walks of life come to help."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the incident at around 11.50am. The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with a leg fracture. He was conscious at the time.

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