Victim had been listening to music while running

Ms Loke Xiao Li's noise-cancelling earbuds, which she wore during her run. The one on the right was damaged. ST PHOTO: WONG SHIYING
Ms Loke Xiao Li's noise-cancelling earbuds, which she wore during her run. The one on the right was damaged. ST PHOTO: WONG SHIYING

Had her sister not been wearing earbuds and listening to music during her run, she might have heard the cracking sound of the tree falling and gotten out of the way in time, said Ms Gillian Loke, 44.

Her younger sister, Ms Loke Xiao Li, 38, was killed by a falling tree in Marsiling Park yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2021, with the headline 'Victim had been listening to music while running'. Subscribe