28 Dec '17, 10pm

[Mothership] S’poreans raising money for family of Indian migrant worker killed while repairing pothole https://t.co/3fiVQghUDp

[Mothership] S’poreans raising money for family of Indian migrant worker killed while repairing pothole https://t.co/3fiVQghUDp

This is the Indian migrant worker who was killed while repairing a pot hole in Singapore last week. I approached the Indian High Commission to get his family’s number in Tamil Nadu so that I could contact them to see if they needed any assistance. This man was reported to be 33 years old and I imagined he had left behind a young family who would be grieving in a remote village in south India, and hardy in a position to pursue any insurance claim in Singapore. Unfortunately the Indian High Commission was of no help. They claimed they hadn’t even heard of this case until I emailed them this morning! Just as I felt I was hitting a wall in my effort to identify this man and his family, the power of social media revealed itself. One of our wonderful volunteers tagged me in a post about this man – we found out his name is Selvam – and within a matter of minutes I had his sister’...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/indian-foreign-worker-kille...

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