SINGAPORE – The US Embassy has confirmed the death of an American citizen in Singapore, following a Straits Times query in relation to the 35-year-old man who died after falling several storeys inside Ngee Ann City last Sunday (July 14).
On Tuesday, the spokesperson for the US Embassy, Mr Cain Harrelson, said: “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Singapore.
“When a US citizen dies abroad, the Department provides all appropriate consular assistance to the family. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time.”
Last Sunday, a 35-year-old man died after falling several storeys and landing in front of a store on the basement 2 level of Orchard Road shopping mall.
Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were alerted to the scene at about 2pm.
The man was found lying motionless at the scene. He was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
ST understands he was Mr Aman Demoz Solomon, an American citizen.
Several shoppers and retail staff had told the ST on Sunday that they heard the man scream briefly, followed by the sound of a hard object hitting the floor.
It is not clear what caused his death and whether the fall was accidental. Police are investigating the case as an unnatural death.