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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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Grab driver goes the extra mile to take injured boy to hospital without extra charges, Singapore News

A little bit of kindness can go a long way.  One Grab driver recently put compassion over profit after he overheard that his passenger’s son was injured in school.  In a post on May 8, Facebook user Mi Ke shared his encounter with a kind Grab driver who helped his injured son. He wrote that he was informed by his son’s school that the boy suffered a head injury and was told to pick him up early. The incident prompted him to take urgent leave from work to take his son to…

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Hospital patient dies after being given regular meals instead of soft diet, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The coroner has expressed concern that advice given by a dentist for his patient to be given a soft meal diet was not heeded immediately. Instead, 67-year-old Simon Lee, who was warded at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and in a vulnerable state, was given meals based on a regular diet after he had three of his teeth extracted on Jan 16 last year. After a meal based on a regular diet a day later, a nurse heard him coughing vigorously before he became unconscious. Mr Lee,…

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One taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Tampines Mall’s atrium fair, Singapore News

One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at Tampines Mall on Thursday afternoon (Apr 18). It was extinguished by members of the public using five powder extinguishers and a hose reel, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in response to a Stomp media query. Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to the fire that started at a fryer in a stall at the mall’s atrium fair. Stomp contributor Pooh said the stall was selling fried and braised seafood. “I saw people use fire extinguishers…

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Girl, 6, dies in hospital after being found submerged, unattended in Sentosa’s Festive Hotel’s pool, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Assuming that his six-year-old grandniece could swim without a float, a man left her unattended in a hotel swimming pool – with fatal consequences. Andrea Hailey Tan Yan Ying was found fully submerged in the pool at Sentosa’s Festive Hotel about five minutes later on Oct 7 last year. She died in hospital 10 days later. At the inquiry into her death on Monday (April 15), State Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam said that she died of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy – lack of oxygen and blood flowing to the brain –…

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Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Cabby arrested after colliding into pedestrians outside Jurong Point, 2 women taken to hospital, Singapore News

A 63-year-old taxi driver was arrested for dangerous driving after he collided into pedestrian at the junction outside Jurong Point on Saturday morning (Apr 13). Two women, aged 26 and 54, were taken to hospital. Facebook user Cassendra Tay posted photos taken at the scene of the accident and shared what she witnessed. She said she saw the ComfortDelGro taxi hitting the victims, who flew and hit their heads on the road. “Both were bleeding profusely,” she said. In the photos, several passers-by were tending to the women, holding umbrellas…

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Fire caused by charging PMD traps 4 people in Woodlands flat; 6, including firefighter, taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A raging fire on Tuesday (April 9) caused by a charging personal mobility device (PMD) trapped four people, including two children, in a Woodlands Housing Board flat until firefighters came to their rescue. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire on the fifth floor of Block 159 Woodlands Street 13 at 3.25pm. Firefighters had to make a forced entry into the flat, said SCDF, adding that the raging fire involved the contents of a bedroom and…

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Two men taken to hospital, one arrested after fight at Geylang coffee shop, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two men were taken to hospital after a fight broke out at a coffee shop in Lorong 25A Geylang on Wednesday (April 3). The police were alerted to the fight at 8.50pm on Wednesday. The two men, aged 51 and 53, were conscious when they were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The 51-year-old man was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon. A video of the incident, which was sent to citizen journalism site Stomp, shows three men pinning down the 51-year-old, who is bald,…

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