Toddler unconscious after 4-storey fall
Girl, 3, falls out of fourth-storey window
She was walking home from school with her grandmother and younger sister when she came across a crowd gathered near the void deck of her flat.
Upon closer look, 10-year-old Chua Xin Tong realised it was a familiar face: Her three-year-old neighbour was lying motionless at the foot of the block.
The New Paper understands that she had fallen from a unit on the fourth storey.
"I was so shocked, but also sad for the family. I saw her grandmother faint," said Xin Tong.
Xin Tong's grandmother, Madam Tian Ya Qiu, 68, was also distraught.
The retiree told The New Paper in Mandarin: "We often see her around. It's heartbreaking to see a bubbly girl lie motionless on the ground like that."
A police spokesman confirmed the incident happened at about 12.40pm on Wednesday at Block 542, Serangoon North Avenue 4.
A three-year-old girl was taken unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, a Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said.
Xin Tong said: "There wasn't a lot of blood, but her right leg was in an awkward position. It looked like her leg was dislocated.
"The girl's mother teaches at the school I go to. She was wailing when she saw her daughter."
She added that a general practitioner from a nearby clinic rendered assistance until an ambulance arrived.
He declined to comment when approached.
No one was at home when TNP visited the unit yesterday. The window where the toddler is believed to have fallen out from has no grilles.
A domestic helper, who wanted to be known only as Rosalyn, said the girl was alone at home when the incident happened.
The 27-year-old who lives in the same block said: "I only found out about it when I heard a loud sound. I didn't go down because I had to finish work at home, but I saw a body from the window," said Rosalyn.
Pointing to the windows, she added: "It's very scary. We keep our (window) grilles locked all the time."
Police investigations are ongoing.
We often see her around. It's heartbreaking to see a bubbly girl lie motionless on the ground like that.
- A neighbour, Madam Tian Ya Qiu