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A 13-year-old Temasek Junior College student died on Wednesday after he felt unwell and fainted during a Physical Education (PE) lesson.
SINGAPORE: A 13-year-old Temasek Junior College student died on Wednesday after he felt unwell and fainted during a Physical Education (PE) lesson.
Teachers immediately attended to him, and an ambulance was called.
But the student later died in hospital.
"The college is deeply saddened by the loss of our student, and we will do our best to provide the necessary support to the student's family. The college is also providing assistance and counselling support to students and staff," said a spokesman for the school.
The police have said that they are investigating it as a case of unnatural death.
Earlier this week, a student from Tanglin Secondary died after jogging during a PE lesson.
The Education Ministry (MOE) said the schools are working with the relevant authorities on their investigations.
It added that it is also working closely with the schools to render any support that is needed and emphasised that the well-being of its students comes first in the conduct of PE lessons.
MOE pointed out that schools follow a set of good practices to ensure the safety of students during these lessons.
A ministry spokesman said: "Before the start of a PE lesson, students who are feeling unwell are allowed to sit out for the activities. Schools also take protection measures such as ensuring students are well-hydrated and providing short rest breaks during long activities."