26 year old Singaporean university student and part-time lifeguard died of fatigue
Posted by temasektimes on May 23, 2012
A 26 year old Singaporean student Tang Songchun (谭松村) (pic left, source: omy.sg) collapsed and passed away yesterday night from fatigue.
Mr Tang is currently studying in a private university, but has been working part-time as a lifeguard at Sentosa to support his family.
He is the only son and he lives with his parents in a HDB flat in Sengkang.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Tang’s father, a 55 year old odd job laborer said his son complained to his mother that he was very tired after he returned home at around 7pm and wanted to sleep first before having dinner.
However, he did not step out of the room till 11pm and when Mrs Tang stepped into his room, she was shocked to see her son lying motionless on the bed with some vomitus by his side.
While some Singaporeans have to work part-time to pay for their school fees, some foreigners like NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu are entitled to free university education in Singapore on top of a generous monthly living allowance.