Indian-origin woman killed by Tree FallNRI News

February 13, 2017 15:17
Indian-origin woman killed by Tree Fall

An Indian-origin woman died after being hit by a falling tembusu tree at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Saturday 11th February.

Her husband a French nationalist Jerome Rouch-Sirech, 39-year-old and their two children were also injured in the incident.

39-year-old Radhika Angara was the chief marketing and strategy officer at ‘Fastcash’ a global social and mobile payment platform. She moved to Singapore with her family in January 2013.

She was previously the vice-president of marketing at Myntra Designs an online fashion online in Bangalore, India.

Ms Angara, studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Ithaca College in the United States, she had also held positions at France-based electronic payment company Ingenico and international food company General Mills.

Last year she left her job at Fastcash and joined as digital marketing regional head of Asia Pacific for Mastercard.

CEO of Fastcash Mark Carter said in a message that Radhika was a pivotal member of the company’s management team and an inspirational leader, who garnered huge respect from all the persons who knew her.

He said Radhika was always available to support her colleagues through the journey in Fastcash and she will be deeply missed. Condolences and deepest sympathies go to her family at this sad time, he said.

Mr Rocuh was discharged from the National University Hospital on Saturday night. According to his Linkedin profile he heads retails at Puma South East Asia.

In the incident a 26-year-old Singaporean woman was also injured, the incident took place at least 50m away from the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage.

Ms Tay Pei Lei and that she too have been discharged from NUH. National Parks Board, which manages the Gardens, said it is investigating why the tree fell.

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