Family members have taken to social media to mourn victims in the tragic Lucky Plaza car crash on Sunday.
Six women — all of whom were Filipino domestic workers — were sitting by the railings outside the Orchard Road shopping center when an out-of-control black Honda rammed into them before plunging several meters down onto a service road. Two of the women, aged 41 and 50, were killed while the remaining four, aged between 37 and 56, were seriously injured. The 64-year-old male driver has been arrested for dangerous driving causing death.
Media outlets have identified the deceased as Arlyn Nucos and Abigail Danao Leste. Arlyn’s sister, Arcely, was one of the four seriously injured.
“Auntie Arlyn Nucos you may now rest in peace we loved you so much we don’t deserve to lose you because you are the best of the best,” a relative known as Andrei Nucos wrote on Facebook today.
He had included in the post photos of Nucos and someone who appears to be the sister.
Andrei last night also wrote a separate post saying that his “favourite aunt” was one of the victims in yesterday’s accident.
“May your soul rest in peace .. I love you and I miss you,” another family member known as Cedric Drake Xander Nucos wrote on Facebook last night.
Philippines news outlet Rappler said the sisters have worked in Singapore as domestic helpers for 30 years and that Arcely was supposed to return home next month.
Jhef Umoquit Leste, the son of the other victim, also took to the platform to mourn, confirming in the comments that his mother was involved in yesterday’s accident.
The profile photos of those in mourning have also gone dark, with some switching to a black photo or a photo of a lit candle.
The Philippines embassy in Singapore earlier today said they were “deeply saddened” over the incident and that they have notified the family members of the victims.
The country’s foreign affairs department is working to repatriate the victims’ bodies.