A four-year-old boy was hurt after a glass door at Westgate mall in Jurong East reportedly fell on top of him.
A member of the public who only wants to be known as “Paul” sent in photos of the aftermath. He says he heard from the boy’s mother that the glass door – about three-metres high – just outside of NTUC’s My First Skool childcare centre and a Fitness First gym, leading to the outdoor area on Level 5, detached and fell on top of the boy just before 6pm.
Mr Paul says the boy’s entire body was pinned down by the door, and that he was lying facedown when he arrived shortly after. The boy’s right cheek appeared to be bruised. There were also traces of blood on the ground.
“Because the glass door is tempered glass, it shattered within,” said Mr Paul. He says two staff members from the nearby Westgate Kids Club brought a first aid kit to tend to the boy, and a doctor from a clinic one level down came up to assist as well.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) confirms it received a call on the incident at 6:05pm, and says the boy suffered a cut to the back of his head and reported having neck pains.
He was sent conscious to the National University Hospital.