Member of up-and-coming K-pop girl group dies in van crash

A LOSS: EunB, 21, who died in a road accident early yesterday morning.
A LOSS: (From left) Ladies' Code's Sojung, Rise, Ashley, EunB and Zuny.
DAMAGED: The van, which lost a rear tyre, spun in the rain and hit a guard rail.

News of a tragic accident sent shockwaves down the K-pop industry.

Members of new five-member Korean girl group Ladies' Code were in a van returning to Seoul from Daegu at around 1.20am yesterday when they were involved in a car accident.

Member EunB, 21, died at the scene, while two other members Rise, 23, and Sojung, 21, are in critical condition.

Local K-pop fans expressed shock and sorrow at the sudden news.

Undergraduate Nicole Lu said: "I am not a fan of them but after I saw the news, I felt that idols are just like normal people. They are only human. Normally, we treat them as if they are different from us, and make them sound like they are almost fictional characters."

The 21-year-old added: "The idol member who passed away is the same age as me. I am very shocked by the news. Life is very unpredictable, and to hear such things happening to them is very disheartening."

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Tags: eunb, crash and killed

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S'poreans in narrow escape at Vietnam badminton tourney

SUDDEN: These Internet screengrabs show the sudden ceiling collapse. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
SUDDEN: These Internet screengrabs show the sudden ceiling collapse. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Singaporeans playing in a badminton tournament in Vietnam had a narrow escape when a huge section of the ceiling at Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex in Ho Chi Minh City collapsed on Tuesday.

One of the players, Loh Kean Yew, 17, was behind 13-15 in the first game to his Vietnamese opponent at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam GP Open 2014 when the umpire stopped the match.

Moments after the players vacated the courts, part of the ceiling crashed to the floor. No one was hurt.

The tournament was moved to Tan Binh Sports Centre, where Kean Yew staged a comeback to win the match 14-21, 21-14, 21-15.

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Tragic death of troubled widow, 39: Rotting body found in Circuit Rd flat

MYSTERY: A neighbour had noticed a stench coming out of Ms Sheila Goh's flat.
SHOCKED: Ms Sheila Goh's mother, Madam Hao Kim Choo, and ex-boyfriend, Mr Ho Soon Nee.

The first sign that something was amiss was the stack of shoe racks and a rubbish bin blocking her front door.

The next sign was more alarming: A stench from the three-room Circuit Road flat that prompted neighbours to call the police.

In the living room, police found the decomposing body of Ms Sheila Goh, 39.

According to her mother, Madam Hao Kim Choo, 65, and ex-boyfriend Ho Soon Nee, 41, the widow and mother of three girls had been suffering from depression and often took drugs.

The cause of death remains to be determined.

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Tags: rotting, body and flat

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