18-month-old toddler dies after standing mirror falls on her at Jewel Changi fashion store

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A toddler's death at Jewel Changi Airport has shocked Singapore...

News of a toddler’s death at Jewel Changi Airport has shocked Singapore. The 18-month-old child died after a full-length standing mirror fell on her, at the Urban Revivo fashion store on 23 August 2019.

Toddler’s death at Jewel Changi fashion store shocks Singapore

According to news reports, the child (identified by Lianhe Wanbao as Lai Jiaxin), and her family were due to fly home to Xiamen, China, on the day of the tragedy. The incident took place around 3 hours before their 3 pm flight.

It has now been reported that the mirror was knocked over by other children who were playing at that time. The mirror fell on the toddler who was standing in front of it.

(CCTV has captured the incident, but the footage hasn’t been released.)

SCDF responded to the medical emergency at 12.33pm, and first aid was administered before the paramedics arrived. The little child was unconscious when she was rushed to Changi General Hospital. She was soon pronounced dead.

Her body was cremated on 25 August 2019 at the Mandai Crematorium. Before that, prayers were conducted at the Urban Revivo store in the presence of her mother and other family members.

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PHOTO: FACEBOOK / URBAN REVIVO

As of Sunday, 25 August, the Urban Revivo store remains closed. 

For the info, there are 3 Urban Revivo outlets in Singapore – at Jewel Changi Airport, Plaza Singapura and Raffles City.

Employees at their other stores have been cautioned to check on their standing mirrors, and to ensure that they are secure.

One employee from their Raffles City outlet has been quoted as saying, “The standing mirrors here are attached to the clothing racks so they are very stable. I think the ones at Jewel are free standing.”

We at theAsianparent express our heartfelt condolences to the family of this little child, who went away too soon.

Also READ: A 2-year-old dies after a mirror falls on her at shoe shop

(Source: The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia)

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