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VICTIMS KILLED IN HORRIFIC JURONG ACCIDENT, WERE OUT FOR SUPPER THAT NIGHT

It was previously reported that 2 men were killed in a horrific accident at Jurong, with the victims being 17-year-old Calvin Gulshaanjit Singh and 23-year-old Mohd Haikal Mohd Faizal.

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The two of them were childhood friends, and were out for supper during that fateful night, according to Calvin’s mother, Madam Sonia, who spoke to The Straits Times.

They were out for supper after playing speak takraw that night, with 6 other friends.

The lorry that they were in, was destroyed and left in a heap of mangled metal, claiming their lives – and resulted in the arrest of another lorry driver for drink driving.

Mum went into son’s room, thinking that he is still there

Besides the 2 deceased, the other 5 passengers between the ages of 15 and 20 were sent to the National University Hospital, with Madam Sonia telling ST that they are now in critical care.

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She told ST how she still can’t believe her son is gone, and that the following morning (5 August), she still went into his room to wake him up, thinking her late-son is still there.

Her son, Calvin, had promised her that he will work hard for his family, and his passing has been difficult for the family.

Recap

Two men aged 17 and 23 were killed in a horrific accident involving a lorry, that took place yesterday (4 August) at Old Jurong Road, heading towards Upper Bukit Timah Road.

The Singapore Police Force said that a 25-year-old driver was arrested for drink driving and careless driving causing death.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force also said that they received a call for help at about 1.45am on Thursday, and when they arrived at the scene, two persons were found trapped in the front seat of the lorry.

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Two men were pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic, and 6 others were sent to the National University Hospital.

Images source: Soniakaur Soniasingh on Facebook

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