55-Year-Old Newspaper Vendor Found Dead In Aljunied After Being Inside Van For 6 Hours
At around 9am on Wednesday (21 Sep), a 55-year-old newspaper vendor parked his van near a block of flats in Aljunied.
When he did not get out of the vehicle for the next six hours, the owner of a nearby furniture store got suspicious and called the police.
Another witness went to check up on the driver and discovered that the latter had passed away.
The case is currently still under police investigation.
Newspaper vendor parks van in Aljunied & passes away
Shin Min Daily News reports that the incident happened at the outdoor car park of 119 Aljunied Avenue 2.
A 55-year-old newspaper vendor had parked his van there, presumably preparing to go out and deliver his wares.
Speaking to the Chinese daily, furniture shop owner Mr Wu shared that he noticed the newspaper vendor parking behind his store at about 9am.
According to Mr Wu, he often sees newspaper vendors making deliveries nearby. They usually leave at around 10am, but this time, the van did not budge for the next six hours.
Sensing something amiss, Mr Wu decided to contact the authorities.
Mr Zhang, the manager of a nearby grocery store, said when he heard about a driver staying in his vehicle with the engine and air conditioner still running, he decided to go and investigate.
He tapped on the window, but the driver did not respond.
When he found that the door was unlocked, he opened it and realised the driver was not breathing.
Newspaper vendor’s wife cries out in grief
Mr Zhang added that a woman later arrived o...