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Permanently Crooked: Boy Breaks Arm After Tripping on Hole at Sengkang Playground

A 6-year-old boy who tripped over a hole in the ground at a Sengkang playground could have to live the rest of his life with a permanently crooked arm.

The boy was playing at the playground at Block 123B Rivervale Drive on Wed (22 Mar) when the incident happened.

The family maid was walking the dog when she heard him crying.

The boy was sent to KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, where an X-ray showed multiple fractures in the boy’s left arm.

He was operated on and 3 steel fixtures were inserted into his arm.

The boy’s mother, 34-year-old Mdm Yang, said that the medical bill came up to S$9900.

What’s worse, said Mdm Yang:

“The doctor said that my son’s arm will be permanently crooked after this incident. We not sure how it’ll affect his daily living.”

When she brought her son home the next day, Mdm Yang was upset to see that the hole in the playground was still not filled, afraid that other children might suffer the same fate as her son.

She intends to seek compensation from Sengkang Town Council over her son’s medical bills.

Responding to the incident, SKTC says that the playground hole has since been filled.

The town council is also in touch with the family.

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