Man found dead outside Swissotel The Stamford hotel
Foldable screens were set up to obscure the gruesome scene, where at least four areas were covered with white plastic sheets. The man's body which lay nearby was covered with a blue police tent.
Lim Yan Liang
The Straits Times
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
SINGAPORE - A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. He is believed to have plunged from a height.
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According to a spokesperson from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the incident occurred at about 12.38pm. One ambulance was dispatched to the scene.
The man was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics.
This is the third such case within these two years.
In March 2013, a Russian tourist fell to his death from Swissotel The Stamford.
It is believed the 33-year-old was staying on the 59th floor of the 73-floor hotel. His body was removed from a fifth-floor beam by officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
In May last year, an American hotel guest at the Swissotel The Stamford died from a fall from a height of at least 60 storeys in the wee hours of the morning.