Body found in van at Sembawang Park

The body of a man in his 30s was found in the back of a white van parked at Sembawang Park yesterday afternoon.

Singapore Civil Defence Force officers had to force their way into the vehicle to retrieve the body.

A box and a green umbrella were seen lying next to the vehicle.

Cleaners in the area told The Straits Times that they did not notice anything amiss when they arrived in the morning.

A group of men who appeared to know the victim gathered near the body, but they declined to comment, The Straits Times reported on its website.

Police have classified the case as unnatural death and are investigating.