Singapore Honours Two Indian Construction Workers Who Saved The Life Of A Toddler

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2:24 pm 25 Apr, 2015


Two Indian construction workers, Subramanian Shanmuganathan (35) and Ponnan Muthukumar (24), who are working in Singapore were hailed as ‘heroes’ for saving the life of a toddler.


As reported by Indian Express, the toddler was stuck between the rails on a parapet of a second floor apartment block. Both were working near the area from  where the toddler was heard crying.

Shammugun climbed up to a second floor unit to support the three-year-old girl whose head was trapped in between the rails of an external clothes drying rack outside the service yard.


Mother and child

The toddler with her mother. The Star ONLINE

You can see their heroic act captured in this video.



After getting information about the incident, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at the spot in five minutes and brought the toddler down to safety.

The SCDF honoured Shammugun and Muthukumar with the Public Spiritedness Award for their action.

Muthukumar whose working in Singapore from last three years said:

“The toddler was playing with an iPad when it fell over, which was why she climbed out after it. I am happy for the award and hope that more people would take similar actions.”


We salute both for their act of humanity. 

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