Teen dies after basketball hoop structure falls on him in Bedok

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The fallen basketball hoop structure near Block 18 Bedok South Road. (PHOTO: YouTube Screengrab)
The fallen basketball hoop structure near Block 18 Bedok South Road. (PHOTO: YouTube Screengrab)

SINGAPORE — A 17-year-old teen died on Monday night (26 July) after a basketball hoop structure fell on him, local news outlets reported on Tuesday.

The police said they were alerted to the accident at about 8.45pm at the basketball court near Block 18 Bedok South Road.

"A 17-year-old male teenager was unconscious when conveyed to the hospital, where he subsequently died from his injuries," a police spokesman told reporters from Singapore Press Holdings and Mediacorp.

Police are investigating the unnatural death.

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In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, the East Coast Town Council said, "Based on the initial information received, a basketball hoop structure had collapsed and fell onto one of the users of the court. 

"For the safety of our residents, we have closed the basketball court with immediate effect so as to conduct a thorough check on the integrity of all structures there," it added.

The town council also appealed for witnesses to contact the Bedok Police Division at 1800-244-0000.

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