Two fatalities in Tampines accident, including a junior college student


Two people have tragically died following a multi-vehicle crash in Tampines on the morning of April 22. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the accident at the junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Avenue 4 at 7.07am.

Photos from the scene show the aftermath of the collision, with a black car overturned and another badly damaged. Debris from the crash is scattered across the road.

Reports indicate that one of the deceased is a 17-year-old junior college student, while the other is a female passenger in a van. Both tragically passed away after being taken to the hospital.

According to ST, among the victims is a 17-year-old girl who was a passenger in the overturned car, on her way to participate in the annual TJC Road Run at Temasek Junior College. The second victim is believed to have been in a van belonging to a pest control firm.

According to another report, the tragic six-vehicle accident resulted in the death of 17-year-old student Afifah Munirah Muhammad Azril.

The impact of the collision caused Afifah to be thrown out of her family car, which subsequently turned turtle. Her father, Police Coast Guard Inspector Muhammad Azril Mahmood, was also seriously injured in the accident and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Afifah’s schoolmate, Nur, expressed shock upon learning about her friend’s death. She was at the junction where the accident took place, crossing the road when the tragic incident occurred. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) reported that one victim was found lying on the road with a leg trapped under the tyre of a car.

Afifah was one of the outstanding graduates from Cedar Secondary School last year according Instagram post. In addition to Afifah, another female student from the accident has tragically passed away from her injuries, the TNP report added.

A total of eight people were taken to hospital – four to Changi General Hospital, two to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and two to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. SCDF used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a person trapped under a car.

Members of the public, including a nurse and off-duty SCDF officers, assisted the injured at the scene. The force will be commending them for their actions.

The details of the crash are still under investigation.

The community is mourning the loss of a young life and sending their thoughts and prayers to the affected family during this difficult time.

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