Male NTU student, 22, found dead at campus' Hive learning hub

Nicholas Yong
Assistant News Editor
The police were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 6.48am at 52 Nanyang Avenue, where The Hive building is located. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

*This story was updated at 1.20pm on 21 January 2019 to reflect new information from NTU’s media release on the incident.

A male Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was found dead on campus in the early hours of Monday morning. (21 January)

The police were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 6.48am at 52 Nanyang Avenue, where The Hive building is located.

The 22-yea-old man was found lying motionless at the foot of the building and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that its officers responded to a “medical incident” at the location at about 7am. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, said the police.

School in touch with deceased’s family

An NTU spokesman confirmed in a media release that the deceased was a student.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a precious member of the NTU family and the University is assisting the police in their investigation,” said the spokesman.

“We are in touch with the family of the deceased and NTU will do all it can to support them during this difficult time.”

The school has also made counselling services available to affected students through its University Wellbeing Centre (tel: 6790 4462, e-mail: studentwellbeing@ntu.edu.sg).

Designed by renowned British designer Thomas Heatherwick, The Hive is a $45 million, eight-storey building that serves as a learning hub for students.

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