Thursday, 14 June 2012

Marina Bay Sands Death

Marina Bay Sands Death: Dutch tourist falls from MBS Skypark: "Dead body on the grass verge at Marina Bay Sands.

A male foreign national, who was in his 40s, was found dead along Bayfront Avenue, where Marina Bay Sands is located, on Tuesday afternoon.

The body was discovered at about 2.45pm on the grass verge next to the East Coast Expressway.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force and Police said they received a call at 3pm.

SCDF said it despatched an ambulance. Upon arrival, the SCDF pronounced the man dead on the spot. He was found with multiple injuries.

A 46-year-old Dutch tourist fell to his death from Marina Bay Sands Skypark on Tuesday afternoon.

This is the first time such an incident has happened since the SkyPark's June 2010 opening.

Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News said the man was found on a grass patch in front of the integrated resort and that he was already dead when police officers and Singapore Civil Defence Force responders arrived.

MBS deployed more than 10 staff to seal up the area and prevent passers-by from gathering.

A black screen was erected in front of the scene. Security officials were also posted to prevent unauthorised access.

The officials said renovation works were going on when questioned by the Chinese daily's reporter.


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