A 20-year-old woman died Monday after falling from a 50-story residential building, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said today.
The woman had been sitting on a ledge at the Pinnacle@Duxton building before she fell and landed beyond two safety air packs that had been deployed as a precautionary measure, the SCDF said in a statement to Coconuts Singapore.
Emergency responders were alerted to the incident at 1B Cantonment Road at about 7:30pm on Monday. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene, they said.
Although SCDF did not reveal which story the woman was on before she fell, Yahoo News reported she was on the building’s 50th-story sky bridge.
There are two sky bridges on the building. The one on the 26th floor is open to residents 24 hours while the 50th-story sky bridge is open to the public till 9pm each day, according to the building’s website.
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