A Shopping Mall Wants To Take "Firm Actions" Against Those Who Leaked An Accident Footage

The mall's management is not pleased with whoever leaked the video.

  • Cover image via NSTP

In an incident that happened at the level four car park lift lobby of Alexandra Central Mall, Singapore, a heavy glass door dislodged and fell on top of a woman waiting for the lift to arrive at the lobby

The freak incident, which took place last Sunday, 24 February, was caught on a closed circuit video. A CCTV footage of the incident has since gone viral.

Heavy glass door falls on woman.

Posted by ROADS.sg on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The 47-year-old woman was severely injured. She is currently in a high-dependency ward at Singapore's National University Hospital.

The incident left the woman with fractures to her head, pelvis and legs, and damage to her liver. Her injuries require regular dosages of morphine to help alleviate her pain.

According to a report in Shin Min Daily News, the woman's sister claims that she will have to undergo surgery to help support and stabilize the spine. The sister also revealed that the victim would "cry out in agony" every time the painkiller wears off.

"Every time the morphine wears off, my sister would cry out in agony. She told me she doesn't know what pain is anymore," the sister said.

Following the incident, the Alexandra Central Mall has decided to take down all the glass doors for inspection and replace them

According to the Straits Times, a spokesperson for the mall said they are looking into the matter and the mall's management has contacted the Building and Construction Authority. The mall is also working with the contractor that installed the doors.

While the management is in contact with the injured woman's family and has promised to help, a spokesperson for the mall said they will also take "firm action" against whoever leaked the CCTV footage

Philip Pang, the mall spokesperson said that the management of Alexandra Central Mall is investigating the source of the leak of video footage.

According to Philip, they will be able to trace the source of the video as they have contacted the company that manages its security services to investigate the matter.

The reason the mall wants action against whoever leaked the video, the spokesperson said, is that as it breached security protocol as well as the victim's privacy.

The spokesman said that filming the CCTV footage is a potential breach of the Personal Data Protection Act as well as security protocols.

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