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Teenager found dead outside One Raffles Place

Teenager found dead outside One Raffles Place

A teenager was found dead outside One Raffles Place on Jan 5, 2021. (Photo: Kia Kin)

SINGAPORE: A teenager was found dead outside One Raffles Place on Tuesday (Jan 5) night. 

The police said they were alerted to the incident at 9.28pm, and found an 18-year-old man lying motionless at the location.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). 

A passer-by at the scene, Mr Kia Kin, told CNA he was heading towards Raffles Place MRT station when he saw an SCDF ambulance and several police officers in the area. 

"That's when myself and a few others saw the body on the ground," he said. 

He said the police later cordoned off the area and prevented people from gathering.

Police investigations are ongoing. The case has been classified as unnatural death.

One Raffles Place is an office and retail building comprising two office towers and a shopping mall.

Tower One, a 62-storey office building, is one of the tallest buildings in Singapore with an observation deck on the rooftop and restaurants on the 61st and 62nd levels. Tower Two is a 38-storey office building.

In response to queries from CNA, Synergyinthesky, which runs 1-Altitude on the rooftop of One Raffles Place, said that the teenager was a guest at the bar.

"Synergyinthesky is committed to the safety and security of all our patrons and staff."

It added that it was "working closely with the authorities to provide any information we can to assist in the investigation".

Separately, the management of One Raffles Place also said it was cooperating with the relevant authorities on the matter.

"Our condolences are with the family of the victim in their time of bereavement," it added.

Where to get help:

Samaritans of Singapore Hotline: 1800 221 4444

Institute of Mental Health’s Helpline: 6389 2222

Singapore Association of Mental Health Helpline: 1800 283 7019

You can also find a list of international helplines here. If someone you know is at immediate risk, call 24-hour emergency medical services.

This story came from a reader tip-off. If you would like to send in information, photos or videos about something newsworthy, submit your news tips on CNA Eyewitness.

Source: CNA/lk

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