S'pore's Azreen badly hurt in crash
A KEY player for Singapore's SEA Games sepak takraw team is fighting for his life after he was involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday morning.
Azreen Sairudin, 25, is in critical condition at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as of press time, after the motorcycle he and his brother were riding on collided with a car along the Seletar Expressway. His brother, 21-year-old Aqil Sairudin, died from his injuries.
Said Singapore Sepak Takraw Federation (Perses) secretary-general Abdul Halim Kader: "Azreen is still in the operating theatre and in...serious condition. The thoughts of the team and Perses are with Azreen's family."
National coach Padzli Othman had singled Azreen out as one of the key men in Singapore's hopes of doing well in the regu event.
The men's regu team is due to play their first group matches against Thailand and Indonesia at the Singapore Expo today.
THE STRAITS TIMES