Toddler dies after standing mirror falls on her in fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport
SINGAPORE - An 18-month-old toddler died at Changi General Hospital on Friday (Aug 23) after a standing mirror fell on her inside a fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they responded to a medical incident at 78 Airport Boulevard at 12.33pm on Friday.
The police said they received a call for assistance at 78 Airport Boulevard where a mirror had fallen on an 18-month-old girl.
The child was unconscious when she was taken to the hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the unnatural death.
The Straits Times understands that the accident occurred at the Urban Revivo fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport. According to Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao, the mirror that fell was a full-length one.
The child's family, believed to be tourists from China, collected her body from the morgue on Saturday morning, accompanied by Jewel staff, reported Wanbao.
Pictures taken after the accident show the store was cordoned off and a sign was put up to inform customers it was "closed for stock take".
Shin Min Daily News reported that witnesses at the mall saw staff from the store asking nearby shops for ice to apply first aid for the toddler after the accident.
According to its website, Urban Revivo is a Chinese fashion clothing store founded in 2006, with 200 stores in China and across the world, including Europe, North America and Japan.
The store has three outlets in Singapore, including Jewel Changi Airport, Plaza Singapura and Raffles City.
Several incidents have been reported at Jewel Changi Airport since it opened its doors in April.
On May 11, a five-year-old boy suffered a minor cut on his toe after his slipper was caught in an escalator. He was assessed by a doctor on the site after the incident.
Three cases of injury were reported in June.
A 14-year-old girl required nine stitches on her face after she suffered a cut while playing at the Mirror Maze attraction at Canopy Park on June 19.
A boy was taken to hospital on June 24 after getting his foot stuck in an escalator. Rescue tools were used to free the boy's foot before he was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
ST has contacted Jewel Changi Airport for more information.