Lucky Plaza car crash: More than $100k raised for six victims

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Flowers and cards seen at Lucky Plaza on Monday (30 December), a day after a fatal accident in which a car struck six Filipina domestic workers. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
Flowers and cards seen at Lucky Plaza on Monday (30 December), a day after a fatal accident in which a car struck six Filipina domestic workers. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE —More than $100,000 has been raised for the six Filipina victims of the Lucky Plaza car crash, just a day after a fundraising campaign began.

As of 12.15pm on Tuesday (31 December), $104,609 has been donated by some 927 donors, according to the fundraising page on Giving.sg.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) thanked donors and well-wishers and encouraged them to continue to share the campaign.

The CDE also noted that two of the injured domestic helpers Demet Limbauan Limbauan, 37, and Laila Flores Laudencia, 44, have been discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Two others – Egnal Layugan Limbauan, 43, and Arceli Picar Nucos, 56 – are still undergoing treatment.

Philippine Embassy charge d'affaires Adrian Bernie Candolada said that one of them is out of the intensive care unit (ICU), while another will undergo a second surgery for fractures in the pelvic area. He would not specify their identities.

Meanwhile, the CDE said that the last rites and formalities are ongoing for Arlyn Picar Nucos, 50, and Abigail Danao Leste, 41, who died following the incident.

Two women died and four others were seriously injured after a car slammed against a number of pedestrians on a side road at Lucky Plaza on Sunday afternoon. All six of the victims are Filipina domestic helpers working in Singapore.

A 64-year-old male driver, who was later identified as a driver with ride-hailing firm Grab, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. Investigations are ongoing.

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