Woman stuck under bench at Jurong Spring CC

She was trapped for 20 minutes before she was rescued

Jurong CC trapped

An elderly woman found herself trapped under a bench on Tuesday evening after dozing off at Jurong Spring Community Club.

The woman, who is in her 60s and believed to weigh around 120kg, was spotted wedged between the bench and a flight of stairs at around 6pm.

A few members of the club’s staff tried to rescue her before calling the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). A passer-by said the woman was conscious but pale when she was taken to the National University Hospital.

According to media reports, the gap between the stairs and bench was around 30cm and the woman must have slipped through it when she dozed off. She was reportedly trapped for around 20 minutes before SCDF personnel sawed off part of the bench to free her.  

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