Thursday, 22 July 2010

Girl, 8, drowns in condo pool

Reference: The Electric New Paper, Singapore
Girl, 8, drowns in condo pool

She waited for gate to open & sneaked in

By Chong Shin Yen
July 22, 2010

He was washing the dishes after lunch when his elder daughter called out to him.

Wee Ye Li, 8, told her father that she wanted to go downstairs to play.

It was the last time he saw the girl alive. Ye Li later drowned in the pool of a nearby condominium.

The Primary 2 girl had taken her four-year-old sister to look for their seven-year-old neighbour. The trio then sneaked into Evergreen Park condominium to splash in the pool at about noon last Saturday.

Ye Li's mother, Madam Fu Yamei, 41, told The New Paper in Mandarin: "My younger daughter said that she didn't go into the pool.

"She sat near the pool and played by herself. But a while later, she looked up and couldn't find her sister."

Unknown to the little girl, her sister, who didn't know how to swim, was struggling in the pool.

By the time help came and Ye Li was pulled out of the water, she was unconscious.

The case has been classified as "unnatural death" and investigations are ongoing.

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