5-Year-Old Left Alone For 10 Minutes Died After Trying To "Escape" From 8th Floor Window

His parents, who forgot that he was with them, had accidentally locked him in their office.

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A five-year-old boy was found dead after falling from the eighth floor of his parents' office building in Woodlands, Singapore on 5 January

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According to Shin Min Daily News, Soo Jia He was in the building, where his parents run an education centre, because he had followed them and his older brother to work that day.

While Jia He was asleep, his parents had forgotten that he came to work with them.

They proceeded to close the office without realising that he would be locked inside.

When the boy's parents and his brother arrived at their home nearby, they realised that their youngest son was not with them.

By the time they returned to the office building, the police were already at the scene.

In the 10 minutes he was left alone before his parents returned, the five-year-old had woken up and attempted to escape through a window after realising he was locked inside

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Paramedics pronounced the child dead at the scene of his fall, and police have announced that an investigation into the child's death had commenced.

Jia He's family observing a priest performing rites near 11 Woodlands Close, where the tragedy occurred.

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"I couldn't believe that when we rushed back to the office, we would see my son's body lying on the ground floor," Jia He's mother told Shin Min Daily News.

"When he was sound asleep earlier, I wanted to let him sleep a bit more and could not bear to wake him up. I did not think that we would never see him again," she said, as quoted by The New Paper.

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