Second dead body found in Singapore River in less than a week

The river waters by Clarke Quay. Photo: <a href=甘 單/Flickr" />
The river waters by Clarke Quay. Photo: 甘 單/Flickr

Yesterday morning, another dead body surfaced in the Singapore River — it was the second unnatural death to occur in the waters over a span of four days. The first happened last Thursday morning, when the body of an elderly Chinese man was spotted in the Singapore River near Esplanade Park by a cleaner.

The police were notified of the discovery near Clarke Quay by a group of three friends around 3.41am on Tuesday. They were in the nightlife district after a night out, and they called the police after they saw the motionless body floating in the water.

One ambulance, two fire bikes, a Red Rhino and a fire engine were dispatched to the area. The body of a Chinese woman in her 50s was retrieved by Singapore Civil Defence Force officers, and paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that the short-haired woman wore a striped top and pants, with no identification documents found on her.

Investigations are currently ongoing.

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