2-year-old boy severely injured after falling from 11th storey of Sengkang HDB flat


The boy's diapers had helped to cushion his fall.

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A two-year-old boy survived falling 11 storeys from a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat in Sengkang on Sunday morning (Nov 25).

However, Stomp understands that the child suffered severe injuries.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to a video posted on Facebook by netizen Lee Hwa of the boy wailing in pain while being surrounded by several passers-by.

Some members of the crowd are seen crouching down next to the boy, trying to soothe him as sirens are heard approaching in the background

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In response to a Stomp media query, a police spokesman said they were alerted at 10am to a fall from height incident at Block 182A Rivervale Crescent.

The boy was conscious when he was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

Stomp understands that the boy may have fallen off a stool located near the washing area of his family's flat that he usually climbs onto to brush his teeth.

His parents were asleep at the time when they woke up to find their son was not at home.

They realised what had happened after they saw the crowd and police officers at the foot of the block.

The police are investigating the incident.

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