Tampines Accident Photo: Two Young Brothers Killed by Cement Mixer Truck: Two boys, about aged 10-years and 13-years, were killed in an accident involving a cement mixer truck at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45, Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesperson told Yahoo! Singapore. SCDF received a call about the incident at 5:43pm.
(Photo has been removed In Respect of Two Young Boys and Their Family )
According to media reports citing the police, the boys were brothers aged 7 and 10 and the younger one was wearing a Tampines North Primary School uniform.
The 56-year-old Singaporean driver has been arrested at the scene by police.
But when paramedics arrived at the scene, both boys, aged seven and 13, were pronounced dead.
A MediaCorp hotline caller said that the incident happened only 50 metres from the school gates, and that he saw a smashed bicycle lying near the boys.
Meanwhile, gruesome photos believed to be of the dead boys have been spreading online, sparking concern among some netizens.
In one of the photos, a body of a boy beside a badly dented bicycle lies on the road.
In a tweet, blogger Kinmun Lee, otherwise known as mrbrown, said, “Please, don’t spread those photos of the two siblings who died at the Tampines bicycle accident anymore. Their parents might see it.”