Additional photos: ST, TM & TNP
The family of a 34-year-old cleaning supervisor who was killed after a hijacked taxi crashed into him outside Changi Airport's Budget Terminal could receive up to $140,000 in compensation.
On the morning of March 17, a Chinese national, 30, had hijacked a taxi and drove towards the direction of the Budget Terminal. Police received a call at 6.52am regarding the incident and pronounced Mr Chandra Mogan Panjanathan dead.
He was supposed to meet his wife for breakfast after his shift ended.
Under the Work Injury Compensation Act, Mr Mogan's family could claim up to $140,000 in damages against his employer, said the Ministry of Manpower.
His wife was also told that her husband could be insured by his company and it is preparing a possible payout of between $15,000 and $25,000.
His wife, Madam Pusparani Mohan, and their four young children live in Skudai, Johor Bahru, where Mr Mogan's ashes were scattered. Neither Madam Pusparani nor her late husband had any savings.
A Changi Airport Group spokesperson said that those who wish to help the family can make their cheques to: "Pusparani A/P Mohan". The cheques should then be sent to: The Mogan Family c/o Changi Airport Group, Corporate Communications, PO Box 168, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 918146. Cheques should reach the group no later than March 30.
Cash donations are also accepted at the donation box at the group's corporate reception located at the fourth storey of Changi Airport Terminal Two.
Said STOMPer Caleb:
"I will write a cheque and donate to the Mogan family. My heart really goes out to them, their lost their father to such a freak accident that was totally avoidable.
"And now their mother has to support the four of them and they have no savings...
"She also mentioned that if she gets compensation, she will save it all for her kids' education. Really a selfless and hardworking mother...stay strong Madam Pusparani!"