In what is becoming a worrying trend, 7 corpses were fished out of Singapore’s waterways in the past 6 months.
The latest 2 incidents took yesterday (6 Nov).
The body of a man in his 20s was retrieved from the Kallang River, while the body of another man was retrieved from the canal near Eu Tong Sen Street.
Both men were pronounced dead on scene, and police have classified the incidents as cases of unnatural deaths.
Another 5 bodies have been retrieved from across different waterways in Singapore over the past 6 months:
Body of a 87-year-old man found floating in the Kallang River
Body of a 26-year-old man found floating in Jurong Lake
Body od a man found floating in Lower Pierce Reservoir
Body of a man found floating in Lower Seletar Reservoir
Body of a woman found floating in the waters of Sungei Punggol
According to suicide-prevention group Samaritans of Singapore, suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10-29.
SOS also reported that Singapore recorded its highest-ever number of suicdes among the elderly last year.
If you know of any person who might be in need of help, encourage them to call the SOS 24-hr hotline at 1800-221-4444.