Singapore boy dies in shower, possibly electrocuted!

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A young boy just got electrocuted to death, while in shower, in Singapore. What went wrong?

In what comes as shocking news, a simple act of taking a shower turned disastrous for 15-year-old Tan Yao Bin, in Singapore. He apparently got electrocuted to death.

What happened that night

According to The Straits Times, the incident happened on the night of Nov 29, at Block 233, Bukit Batok East Avenue 5.

It hadn’t been long since the boy had gone to take his shower, when his family were alerted to loud screams. They rushed to the bathroom only to find him motionless and unconscious. He had apparently suffered cardiac arrest.

His brother, Mr Tan Qi Lin, 19, said, “My older brother, my dad and I immediately turned off the electrical supply at home. We saw that the wiring for the heater was exposed in the toilet itself.”

Rushed to hospital

He was rushed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital by the Singapore Civil Defence Force while still in an unconscious state.

Unfortunately, paramedics were unable to revive him, in spite of continuously administering CPR throughout the journey. Tan Yao Bin was pronounced dead by the hospital at around 9:56 pm.

Investigations are still in progress.

Family shattered

Tan Yao Bin was known to be a smart and friendly boy. His death has come as a huge blow to the close-knit family, who have been living in the unit all their life.

They strongly feel that everybody should re-examine their unit’s electrical wiring, “Check that the wiring for your heater is properly installed so that the same thing doesn’t happen to your family.”

Our condolences go out to the family.

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