16-year-old found dead at foot of HDB block in Jurong West

16-year-old found dead at foot of HDB block in Jurong West

SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old boy was found dead at the foot of a block in Jurong West on Friday (Jan 12). 

Police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 3.43pm at Blk 276D Jurong West Street 25. The boy was found lying motionless and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. 

A Channel NewsAsia reader, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was picking up his child at a nearby kindergarten when he saw the incident. The boy was wearing a school uniform, the reader said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

On Saturday, the principal of Westwood Secondary School in Jurong said the boy was a former student of the school.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy," said Abdul Harris Sumardi. 

"The school is in touch with the student’s family to offer our assistance and support at this difficult time. We are also providing support to affected staff and students."           

Source: CNA/ng

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