A 19-year-old NUS student has passed away after a fall from a height on campus grounds.
The deceased was a female student who was residing in Cinnamon College, known to house students under the University Scholars Programme (USP) and international students.
According to Mothership, the police were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 5.48 am on 12 February, Saturday. It was understood that the student was a first-year business international student from Chengdu, China.
A letter circulated on the university’s Reddit thread notified students about the incident:
Dear students and colleagues,
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a resident of Cinnamon College on the morning of 12 February 2022.
The student fell from height at Cinnamon College. The Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Police were immediately notified and arrived shortly after. The Police are handling this matter and investigations are ongoing. We are in touch with the student’s family and friends to provide support and assistance.
The matter is in the hands of the police. Out of respect for the privacy of the family at this difficult time, we strongly urge everyone not to speculate or share unverified information. In particular I would like all of us to refrain from taking or sharing any pictures. If media/press approach you please direct them to the me at the USP office.
The residential team has already spoken to a few of the resident’s neighbors and close friends to provide support to them. This will be a difficult time, so I encourage any Cinnamon College resident, any USP student, affected by this incident to come to us for support, counselling or just to talk. Counsellors are already on stand-by and available to talk to you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, or the residential fellows and residential assistants, or any of the staff whom you are most familiar with.
Please take care.
This was not the first incidence of death within the campus. Last year, another student passed away after a fall from height as well at the university’s Prince George’s Park Residences.
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