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Children knocked into full-length mirror that fell on 18-month-old girl in Jewel Changi Airport clothing store

The store remained closed two days after the tragedy.

Belmont Lay | August 26, 12:45 am

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The full-length mirror that fell and killed an 18-month-old girl inside a fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport on Friday was reportedly knocked over by other children who were playing at that time.

The toddler who died has been identified as Lai Jiaxin.

Chinese paper Lianhe Wanbao reported that the child was with her family and a few other relatives when the incident occurred.

The report said a few other children had knocked down the full-length, standalone mirror while playing in the Urban Revivo store.

The mirror fell on the toddler who was standing in front of it.

The toddler was conveyed unconscious to Changi General Hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead, police said.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) captured the incident but the video was not released.

Cremated in Singapore

The toddler was cremated on Sunday morning, Aug. 25.

The Straits Times reported that prayers were conducted at the Urban Revivo store at about 6am.

Her mother and other family members were present at the store.

The toddler’s family then went to Mandai Crematorium.

The child’s body was cremated at about 8.45am.

Supposed to have left Singapore on day of tragedy

The child and her family were due to fly home to China on Friday.

The incident took place approximately three hours before their flight.

The family were scheduled to take a 3pm flight to Xiamen.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force responded to the incident at 12.33pm.

Store remained closed

The two-storey Urban Revivo store remained closed off to the public on Sunday.

Signs put up said the store is closed.

Urban Revivo is a Chinese fashion clothing store founded in 2006.

It has 200 stores in China and across the world, including Europe, North America and Japan.

These details were listed on the brand’s website.

Two other outlets in Singapore are located at Plaza Singapura and Raffles City.

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