Le Thi Hau (small photo) is believed to have jumped off West Coast Highway to death, according to Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao.
A Vietnamese woman who died after falling down from an elevated highway in Singapore is now believed to have jumped off the overpass herself, according to media reports.
Vu Bang, an official at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, told Thanh Nien on Wednesday that the woman has been identified as Le Thi Hau, 24, who entered Singapore on February 5.
Local police said Hau arrived on a 30-day travel visa.
The police had contacted her family, who will arrive in Singapore later today to witness the autopsy of her body.
Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the woman was on a motorcycle driven by a middle-aged Singaporean man on West Coast Highway, which is running above Telok Blangah Road, on Tuesday afternoon before she got off and jumped.
She reportedly fell from a six-story height down to a motorcycle below, landing in front of a bus stop near Seah Im Food Center.
The 24-year-old motorcyclist had minor injuries, Lianhe Wanbao said.
Witnesses told Lianhe Wanbao that she appeared to be breathing but succumbed to her injuries soon after.
At the time she jumped off the elevated highway, the Singaporean man who accompanied her appeared trying to stop her but failed, witnesses said.
When he arrived at the accident site, the woman was dead. He then held her body and attempted to revive her.
The man is believed to have lived with her in a flat at Clementi, a town in Singapore.
He was unwilling to talk when approached by reporters.
Singaporean police classified the death as “unnatural” and said they are still investigating it.