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Car crashes into drain after collision with van at Yishun, 2 taken to hospital, Singapore News

A 55-year-old man and 51-year-old woman were taken to hospital after the car they were in crashed into a drain following a collision with a van in Yishun on Saturday evening (July 20). Stomp contributors Sam and Kohji alerted Stomp to the accident that happened along Yishun Avenue 7 towards Gambas Avenue and shared photos and a video taken at the scene. In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident near Block 173 at about 9.53pm. The driver and his female passenger were conscious when taken to…

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Man who was rescued from burning Bukit Batok flat dies in hospital; SCDF says fire linked to PMDs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 40-year-old man who was rescued from a burning Bukit Batok Housing Board flat in the early hours of Thursday (July 18) has died in hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man, who had third-degree burns on 40 per cent of his body, died at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Saturday afternoon. He had also been in a coma since the incident due to a lack of oxygen to his brain. Police are investigating the unnatural death. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Saturday that preliminary investigations indicated…

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Singapore 

Bus driver taken to hospital after double-decker crashes into road divider at Simei Road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 59-year-old woman was taken to Changi General Hospital after the SBS Transit double-decker bus she was driving crashed into a road divider in Simei on Tuesday (July 9). The police were alerted to the accident in Simei Road, towards Somapah Road, at 6.33pm. The police, who are investigating the incident, said that the driver was conscious when she was taken to hospital. In response to queries, Ms Tammy Tan, SBS Transit’s senior vice-president of corporate communication, said that the driver has since been discharged. “We are sorry for…

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Singapore 

Tipper truck driver dies in hospital after accident involving trailer in Tuas, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 62-year-old man died after an accident between a tipper truck and a trailer in Tuas on Friday (June 28). The police were alerted to the accident in Tuas South Avenue 3 at 2.11pm. The 62-year-old tipper truck driver was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. According to video footage of the accident, the trailer was waiting to make a right turn near Tuas South Incineration Plant when the collision occurred. The tipper truck, which was travelling on the right…

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Singapore 

Hospital nurse jailed for filming his female colleagues using unisex bathroom, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A nurse surreptitiously took videos and photographs of his female colleagues as they used a unisex bathroom at their hospital. The 27-year-old Singaporean man – whose name and workplace cannot be published to protect his victims’ identities – was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail on Wednesday (June 26) after pleading guilty to four counts of insulting a woman’s modesty. Four other charges for similar offences were considered during sentencing. The man committed his offences last year and The Straits Times understands that he is no longer working at…

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Wanda, University of Pittsburg Medical Centre formalise deal for US$870 million hospital in Chengdu

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Wednesday it had formally signed an operational agreement to develop a high-end hospital in partnership with the University of Pittsburg Medical Centre in Chengdu, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.Construction work on the 6 billion yuan (US$870.85 million) project started late last year, and it is part of a framework agreement with the US health care provider for the development of general hospitals in five top-tier Chinese cities. A… Source link

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Singapore 

8 taken to hospital in PIE crashes, Singapore News

Three accidents along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Sunday, within an hour at the same location, resulted in eight people being injured. The accidents caused a 3km jam, Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday. Among those injured were a Traffic Police officer and a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedic. The first accident happened around 11.15am along the PIE heading towards Changi Airport, before the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) exit. It involved two cars and a tipper truck. Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday that a silver car…

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Singapore 

Singaporean who helps poor in Vietnam seeks aid to pay hospital bills after accident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean man, who has been helping orphans and the needy in Vietnam for eight years, is now seeking help to pay his hospital bills. Mr Poh Wei Ye, a social entrepreneur, dislocated his left hand and broke his left leg last Saturday night (May 25) when he crashed his motorcycle into branches lying on a road. The 36-year-old, who is still in hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, has raised $11,542 from online fund-raising platform Give.asia, and hopes to get $25,000 to settle his expenses, including surgery.…

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Singapore 

Cabby takes pregnant woman to hospital, she delivers baby in back seat, Singapore News

A ComfortDelGro taxi driver was driving along Joo Chiat Road at about 10am last Thursday when two women flagged down his vehicle. The 56-year-old driver noticed one of them was heavily pregnant and seemed to be in distress. The pregnant woman boarded alone, lay down on the back seat, and asked to be taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). When they got there, she paid the fare but before she could alight, she shouted: “I think the baby is coming.” She then gave birth in the taxi. The…

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28 people taken to hospital after collision between prime mover and lorry in Tuas, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – More than 30 people were injured in an accident in Tuas on Saturday (May 25). The police were alerted to the accident between a prime mover and a lorry at the junction of Tuas South Avenue 5 and Tuas South Way at 6.30am. The lorry driver, a 48-year-old man, and 12 lorry passengers were conscious when taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Another 15 passengers were taken to National University Hospital. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that four others suffered minor injuries and refused to be…

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