SINGAPORE – The body of a man in his 60s was found in a manhole in Clementi West after workers detected a stench coming from below, and made the shocking discovery.

According to a report in via Lianhe Wanbao, the man is suspected of falling from a tall building and landing right into the manhole near Block 724, Clementi West Street 2.

Stomp contributor Bert had first reported the incident to Stomp, when he spotted the death tent, with SCDF personnel and police officers cordoning off the area.

Talk of how the victim could have fallen directly into the manhole is rife among residents in the neighbourhood.

A resident in his 60s told The New Paper: “The manhole is not very big (about 40cm by 30cm). How could he have landed exactly inside the manhole if he had jumped from the block?

The Lianhe Wanbao report said residents had initially heard a loud bang the night before at about 7pm.

They did not think much about it until the body was found by workers repairing the damaged manhole almost 18 hours later.

The body is believed to be that of 61-year-old Lee Ming Quan, who is reportedly a Bukit Panjang resident.

His Bukit Panjang neighbours, however, said they have not seen him for years.

Police are currently investigating the unnatural death.

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