SINGAPORE - A primary school teaching assistant died after his motorcycle collided with an embassy car at Mandai Road on Sunday morning.
Mr Tan Kiat Siang was to have returned to teach at Naval Base Primary School on Monday, but met with a fatal accident just a day earlier.
He was an allied educator and was in charge of the Infocomm Club at the school. Allied educators support the work of teachers by managing the counselling and special education needs of pupils.
Police told The Straits Times they received a call at 10.30am on Sunday informing them of an accident between a motorcycle and an embassy car.
A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The driver is assisting the police with investigations.
The Chinese Embassy told ST: "A staff member of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore involved in a traffic accident in Mandai Road on the morning of Sept 13 is under investigation by the Singapore Police."
Mr Tan could have been on his way to pay respects to his late father who had died three weeks ago, Shin Min Daily News reported.
Many friends and students left messages on Mr Tan's Facebook page.
A pupil wrote: "Rest in peace Mr Tan.
"Thank you for being such an encouraging teacher in pri(mary) sch(ool). You will always be remembered."
Another said he was the "best teacher" she had met in the primary school.