2 killed in Singapore car crash

SINGAPORE. Two women were killed and four others injured in a car crash next to a mall. (Photo grab from video of Agosto Y Bente Nuwebe Facebook page.)

(UPDATED) Two Filipino women were killed while four others were injured when a car crashed through a metal railing near a mall in Singapore, state-owned The Straits Times (ST) reported.

The car landed on the side road next to Lucky Plaza mall, where the Filipinas were reportedly having a picnic.

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ST reported that police were alerted at 4:58 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2019 while the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call at about 5 p.m. requesting assistance at 304 Orchard Road.

Five ambulances were dispatched.

ST said the 64-year-old male driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. Police are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement on Monday, December 30, confirming the two fatalities and the four injured were Filipinos.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today expresses its condolences to the families of two Filipinos who died after a car lost control and crashed into a group of Filipinos at Lucky Plaza in Singapore, yesterday afternoon. The accident also left four other Filipinos injured," it said.

The DFA added that according to the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, two of the injured victims are in stable condition, while the other two are undergoing intensive treatment.

It said the embassy has provided assistance to the victims. (EZN, NJN)


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