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didn't know these days so young 13yo already in junior college doing A level. a bit sad though

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 The Straits TimesA 13-year-old student from Temasek Junior College died on Wednesday during a physical education (PE) lesson, after he reportedly had an asthma attack. Get the full story from The Straits Times . Translated from Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily: -

In a second such case in a single week, a 13-year-old student collapsed and died during a physical education (PE) class.According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the incident happened yesterday morning outside Temasek Junior College. The paper identified him as Yan Jinfeng, an Integrated Programme student at the Junior College.A relative of the boy told Lianhe Wanbao that Jinfeng experienced dizziness during warm-up exercises, and had informed the teacher that he felt unwell. The relative said that soon after he informed the teacher, he fainted in front of his classmates.The teacher then immediately performed CPR on the boy. The school also quickly called for an ambulance to send him to the hospital.The Chinese daily reported that Jinfeng was taken to Changi General Hospital, where the doctors tried to save his life for two hours. Unfortunately, he did not respond to the doctors' efforts and passed away.According to the paper's understanding, the boy died from heart failure.Family members interviewed by the paper described Yan as a gifted student who had never let his parents worry about his studies."He scored well in last year's PSLE and was one of the outstanding students of his cohort at White Sands Primary School. He was a good and smart boy, who was a genius too. I can't believe he just left us like that," an unnamed relative said. - See more at:
A sad incidence. My deepest condolences to the boy's family, especially the parents.

From a father of small girl.