A 4 year-old boy was discovered motionless in a pool of his own blood at the foot of Block 165, Yishun Ring Road yesterday morning by a resident of the block.
According to residents, the boy may have fallen out of the window of his family’s 9th storey flat. They did not know if the boy was alone in the house at the time of the fall.
58 year-old Madam Lela V was on her way to the market when she first discovered the body. She recognized the boy as her neighbor, whose family had recently moved into the block.
She said: “The family was very friendly and would say ‘Hi’ whenever we met in the lift or corridor.”
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the incident at 8.34am. Unfortunately, the boy could not be saved. Paramedics pronounced him dead on arrival.
Police are investigating the case as an unnatural death.