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16-year-old student collapses and dies after jogging during PE lesson

Tanglin Secondary School. A 16-year-old Tanglin Secondary student collapsed and died after a physical education lesson in his school on Monday morning.
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
YourHealth, AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - A 16-year-old boy collapsed and died after a physical education lesson at his secondary school on Monday morning.

According to a report in Shin Min Daily News, the student had been jogging during the lesson when he suddenly collapsed. He was conveyed to the National University Hospital from his school located in Clementi.

The police confirmed the incident. They said they were notified of the incident at 8.27am on Monday and dispatched officers to the scene at 301 West Coast Road.

Upon arrival, they found an unconscious male subject and conveyed the boy to the hospital. He was pronouced dead on the same day.

The police are investigating the incident as an unnatural death.

His father told Shin Min Daily News that his son was a talented boy who was in the school band and was well liked by his teachers.

He added that he sent his son to school every day and there was nothing out of the ordinary with his son's condition on that fateful morning.

In November last year, a 25-year-old taekwondo enthusiast collapsed before finishing a running race and was pronounced dead in hospital the same day.

Ms Goh Kai Lin, an engineer and a graduate of Nanyang Technological University, is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest close to the finishing line of the 10km Nike We Run.

In 2011, 22-year-old Malcolm Sng Wei Ren died after completing a half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

A coroner's court determined in 2012 that the Singaporean undergraduate had died from acute coronary insufficiency and had an abnormal coronary artery which had been previously undetected.

Sudden deaths at Singapore running events

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