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Man dies after falling from height in Wisma Atria mall

SINGAPORE — The 48-year-old man who fell several storeys inside Wisma Atria mall on Thursday night (Dec 10) has died, said the police on Friday.

Police at the scene inside Wisma Atria shopping centre this evening. Photo: Jason Quah

Police at the scene inside Wisma Atria shopping centre this evening. Photo: Jason Quah

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SINGAPORE — The 48-year-old man who fell several storeys inside Wisma Atria mall on Thursday night (Dec 10) has died, said the police on Friday.

The man, an Indonesian, had been conveyed unconscious to Singapore General Hospital after the fall at around 9.50pm, where he succumbed to his injuries. The police said it is currently investigating the case as an unnatural death.

A spokesman from mall manager YTL Starhill Global REIT, said on Friday: "Based on CCTV footage, the man appeared to have jumped from the 5th floor next to the escalator."

The police and paramedics were notified immediately, said the spokesman, adding that the property manager is currently assisting the police department in their investigation.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it deployed an ambulance to the mall after being alerted to the incident. Upon SCDF arrival, members of the public, including a man and woman, who identified themselves as a doctor and a nurse, were already administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a automated external defibrillator on the man, who was unconscious at the time.

SCDF paramedics later assisted in the resuscitation and conveyed the casualty to the hospital. CPR was also administered by the paramedic while en-route to the hospital. 

An eye witness told Channel NewsAsia that he had heard a loud thud during the time of the incident, before he saw a "Chinese man ... lying face down in a pool of blood".

The eye witness, who also declined to be named and reportedly works as a medic at a private ambulance company, said that he, his girlfriend and three other off-duty officers tried to resuscitate the man before the police and paramedics arrived at the scene. 

"When we first came to him, he had no pulse for about 15 minutes," he said. "After the paramedics came and gave him some CPR, he had a very faint pulse."

Another eye witness, who declined to be named, told TODAY that she was at the Omakase Burger outlet on the first floor of the mall when she saw something fall. Initially she thought that a Christmas decoration had fallen down, she said.

The mall was not very crowded at the time of the incident as most shops were closing, she said.

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