A 17-year-old teenager died after falling from four storeys off a ledge at Orchard Central on Friday while he was clicking photos of his friends.
"This afternoon, a member of the public vaulted the railing of the level 4 link bridge between Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway onto a ledge and subsequently fell to the atrium. He was rushed to the hospital. We are deeply concerned and are currently assisting the police with their investigations of the incident," Mavis Seow, Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Business Group at Far East Organization told Asia One.
According to a report by Stomp, the boy was taking photos of his friends when he suddenly dropped his phone on the ledge of the linkway bridge that connects Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway.
In order to retrieve his phone, the boy climbed over the railings but accidently fell through it as the ledge was unable to support his weight. He landed right in front of Kanshoku Ramen Bar, at the mall's entrance hall.
Several members of the public tried to revive his consciousness by administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as he was unconscious. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the teenager was given CPR by paramedics en route Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The police have cordoned off the area on the ground floor where the teen fell along with the link bridge on the fourth floor.