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Teen stabbed at Downtown East, dies from injuries

By Terence

Downtown East

Halloween celebrations at Downtown East on Saturday turned into a real-life horror story when a young student was violently attacked in full view of a crowd. He later died in hospital from his wounds.

According to The Straits Times, 19-year-old Darren Ng Wei Jie was with two friends when they got into a staring incident with another group of about 10 teenagers at the resort and entertainment complex in Pasir Ris on Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses then said they saw angry words exchanged before the altercation turned into a violent brawl on the lawn just outside McDonald’s. Darren is believed to have been slashed several times by his attackers, who were armed with choppers.

After trying to escape, a bleeding Darren finally collapsed outside Sakura International Buffet, located on the second floor of Downtown East. He was believed to have suffered cuts on his limbs, back and abdomen.

A student nurse, who happened to be working part-time at Sakura restaurant, tried to stop the bleeding from Darren’s multiple wounds wounds as she and one of Darren’s friends waited for an ambulance.

Calling herself Aina, the 18-year-old told The New Paper,”He was using his hands to cover where he was stabbed. There was blood all over him… I was so shocked, I couldn’t think.”

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