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Ronald Loh
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014

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Was 'unknown object' a baby?

The New Paper | Ronald Loh | Sunday, Jun 1, 2014

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an “unknown object” on the road. The spokesman could not confirm if it was a baby.

SINGAPORE - He was on his way home from work yesterday when he noticed a police blue tent set up on the road.

Thinking that it was the result of a traffic accident, he was about to walk past the police cordon at Tuas South Avenue 1 when he overheard that the body of a baby had been found.

Said Mr Jonathan Lam, 33, a part-time valet driver: "Why would a baby be found on a road in Tuas? Someone must have abandoned it there. That's very pitiful." He immediately called The New Paper hotline.

When TNP visited the scene at about 6.40pm, the blue tent was still on the left side of the two-lane road. A police car was parked in front of the tent to shield it from oncoming traffic.

A police spokesman said a call requesting for assistance was received at about 3.50pm.

'UNKNOWN OBJECT'

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an "unknown object" on the road. The spokesman could not confirm if it was a baby.

Workers from nearby construction sites and dormitories said they did not hear or see anything amiss.

Meanwhile, curious drivers passing the tent slowed down, with some passengers poking their heads out of their windows to get a closer look.

By 9pm, the blue tent was emitting a foul odour.

At about 9.20pm, workers from Tong Aik Undertaker arrived in a police van. One of them crawled into the police tent.

Minutes later, he emerged carrying a large black plastic bag and climbed back into the van, which drove off.


This article was first published on May 30, 2014.
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