3-year-old Boy Found Dead at Foot of Ang Mo Kio Block

3-year-old Boy Found Dead at Foot of Ang Mo Kio Block

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

3-year-old child was found bleeding profusely at the foot of Blk 332, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 in the early hours of Tuesday morning (Feb 18). 3-year-old Boy Found Dead 

3-year-old found dead

Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 | Source: Screenshot/Google Maps

The boy was believed to have fallen from his home on the seventh storey while looking for his grandparents after waking up.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

3-year-old boy found dead

A hairdresser chanced upon the scene as the body was being taken away at 7am.

Speaking to a reporter from Lianhe Wanbao, the 22-year-old recounted an exchange with a woman she met at the market.

“She passed by the block earlier and saw a child, about three to four years old, lying on the ground and bleeding profusely from the head.”

Another resident told the Chinese daily: “Before the incident occurred, I heard the sound of a child crying from their unit“.

Unnatural death

coping with parental stress

According to the paper, the boy’s grandmother had gone out at around 5.30am to work at a nearby coffee shop. She returned home at 7am to take him to his childcare centre and realised that he was missing.

Looking out the kitchen window, she noticed a crowd gathering around her grandson’s body. When she rushed downstairs, he had already stopped breathing.

The boy lived with his grandparents in the unit and was previously under the care of a domestic helper. When he started attending school, his grandmother became his main caretaker.

The police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 6.38am. Investigations are ongoing.

Balcony Safety for Little Children

3-year-old Boy Found Dead at Foot of Ang Mo Kio Block

This is indeed a tragic case. Falls from heights can be critical and often result in broken bones, face and head trauma, and worse, death. If you live in high-rise buildings or have a balcony at home, do follow these vital reminders to keep little children safe:

  1. Do not let your child play in the balcony unattended.
  2. Discourage them from climbing on the balcony.
  3. Keep any objects that children can climb, like benches, tables, and chairs, away from the balcony area.
  4. Discourage kids from dragging any light furniture close to the balcony.
  5. Make sure that your balcony is fitted with grills. If not, your balcony door and windows should have child safety locks. Keep doors to balconies locked at all times. 
  6. Check the railing’s gaps. Anything greater than four inches is a threat to your child’s safety. A child as old as six can fit through a gap as small as six inches.
  7. Teach your child about safety.
  8. Conduct regular safety checks. Check railings and locks regularly to make sure they’re still working properly. 
  9. NEVER leave your child alone in the house – not even for a short while. Toddlers and young children can do all sorts of things when you’re not around.
  10. Caution all other caregivers of your child to watch your children at all times. Caregivers spend the most time with your children second to you – always tell them to never let your children near the window or balcony.

This post was first published on AsiaOne and was edited and republished on theAsianparent with permission.

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