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The Straits Times
Aug 24, 2019
An 18-month-old toddler died in hospital on Friday (Aug 23) after a standing mirror fell on her inside fashion store Urban Revivo at Jewel Changi Airport.
A spokesman for Jewel Changi Airport said that the accident had occurred because a full-length mirror in the store had fallen and injured the child.
Staff on-site administered first aid to the child while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.
"We are working closely with the tenant to ascertain the details of the incident," said the spokesman. "Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we are unable to comment further."
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they responded to a medical incident at 78 Airport Boulevard at 12.33pm on Friday. Police said the child was unconscious when she was taken to Changi General Hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the unnatural death.
Urban Revivo told The Straits Times it was "deeply saddened by the tragic accident" and that it was assisting the police with its investigations.
Both the store and Jewel Changi Airport said they were in contact with the family of the child and supporting them through the difficult time.
According to Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao, the child's family, believed to be tourists from China, collected her body from the morgue on Saturday morning, accompanied by Jewel staff.
PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Pictures taken after the accident show the store was cordoned off and a sign was put up to inform customers it was "closed for stock take".
PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Shin Min Daily News reported that witnesses at the mall saw staff from the store asking nearby shops for ice to apply first aid for the toddler after the accident.
According to its website, Urban Revivo is a Chinese fashion clothing store founded in 2006, with 200 stores in China and across the world, including Europe, North America and Japan.
The store has three outlets in Singapore, including Jewel Changi Airport, Plaza Singapura and Raffles City.
Several incidents have been reported at Jewel Changi Airport since it opened its doors in April, although most of them involved only minor injuries.