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An 11-year-old male student was found dead in his school uniform at the foot of Block 470 in Fernvale Link yesterday morning (May 18) at around 6.50am after falling from the 17th storey of the HDB block.
According to Lianhe Zaobao, the boy was supposed to have gone to school to collect exam papers for his parents to sign.
When reporters arrived at the scene, they saw the boy's mother sitting on the ground crying. Residents who live in the area also said that the student's father was kneeling by his son's corpse apologising profusely.
A 19-year-old resident living on the third storey of the HDB block said he heard a loud thud in the morning followed by loud cries of the student's mother.
Another resident also told reporters that the family was quarelling before the incident took place and that the boy fell after his father went down the block to get his car.
Police have classified the case as unnatural death.