SINGAPORE — A woman who was killed after a tree fell on her in Marsiling Park on Thursday (18 February) has been identified as a Mediacorp employee.
In an internal note sent to staff, the employee was named as Dag Loke, who worked as a senior technical coordinator with the studios team.
The police released a statement earlier to say they found the 38-year-old woman “lying motionless” at the scene. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it received a call for assistance at 8.15am and arrived to find a person trapped under a fallen tree. The person was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, SCDF added.
The note to Mediacorp staff, seen by Yahoo News Singapore, was signed off by editor-in-chief Walter Fernandez.
"Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Dag's family at this very difficult time," he said.
The company and studio team supervisors are reaching out to her family to see if they need any assistance, he added.
"Many of you knew her well and this will come as a shock. If any of you need time to deal with your emotions please speak to your supervisors," wrote Fernandez.
In a post on Facebook, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said he has asked NParks to check and review the condition of the trees and the safety of facilities in the area.
Zaqy, who is also MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, said, "Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with the family, a resident of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
"We will work with my colleague, Hany Soh, to provide any support and assistance needed by the family," he added. Soh is MP for the Woodgrove ward in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
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