2nd Singapore student this week dies in PE class: A 13-year-old student at Temasek Junior College died during a physical education (PE) lesson on Wednesday, the second such case in Singapore this week, according to reports.
The student reportedly suffered an asthma attack.
A relative of the boy, who is an Integrated Programme student, told the Chinese-language evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that the student had informed the PE teacher that he did not feel well shortly before collapsing, according to a report from The Straits Times.
Police are reportedly classifying the case as an unnatural death and are investigating.
In the first case this week, on Monday morning a 16-year-old male student at Tanglin Secondary died shortly after jogging in a PE lesson.
The secondary four student collapsed and was sent from the school in Clementi to the National University Hospital (NUH), according to a report in the Shin Min Daily on Tuesday.
Police were able to confirm the incident, saying they received a call at 8:27am on Monday morning requesting assistance at 301 West Coast Road, said reports.
Upon their arrival, a male subject was conveyed unconscious to NUH, said a spokesman. He was later pronounced dead about 10am at the hospital on the same day.
The boy’s father reportedly told the evening paper that his son had looked “normal” that morning when he sent him to school.
Police said they are investigating the unnatural death.
The boy was reportedly well-liked by his peers and teachers, and the school is providing counselling support to those affected by the incident.