5-year-old Spanish boy dies in hospital after tree falls on him at Bukit Timah

A five-year-old Spanish boy died in hospital last Friday (Aug 25) after getting struck by a fallen tree along Bukit Timah. 

The incident happened on Aug 17 at around 4pm, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao

The boy was seriously injured and rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment.

A Facebook post by a friend in church asked for the victim’s friends and family members to pray for his recovery.

It also revealed that the doctors could not operate on him, as his conditions were unstable. 

It is understood that the boy’s father is in Singapore for work and had brought his whole family over. 

After receiving news that the boy had passed away, a 73-year-old witness to the incident said:

“Such a young life, gone just like that.

“This is truly a tragedy.”