Woman killed by falling tree was kind, once tried to save an injured squirrel: colleagues

     

SINGAPORE — She got on her motorcycle at the over of her shift but Dag Loke was not heading khổng lồ her home in Woodlands that night. She had found an injured squirrel & she was taking it khổng lồ a clinic in Upper Serangoon.

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Dag Loke/Facebook Dag Loke died on Feb 18, 2021 after a tree fell on her at Marsiling Park.


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SINGAPORE — She got on her motorcycle at the kết thúc of her shift but Dag Loke was not heading khổng lồ her home in Woodlands that night. She had found an injured squirrel và she was taking it khổng lồ a clinic in Upper Serangoon.

"It was midnight… That"s the kind of person she was," said Ms Dawn Tan, 54, a Mediacorp news presenter, as she recounted the incident.

It was Ms tung who had referred Loke lớn her veterinarian friend. Loke then swiftly tucked the squirrel in her jacket and rode lớn the clinic khổng lồ try khổng lồ save its life.

Loke’s kindness and compassionate nature was what came through in the anecdotes her colleagues shared with TODAY.

Loke died on Thursday (Feb 18) after a tree fell on her at Marsiling Park.

The 38-year-old was a senior technical coordinator at news channel CNA"s studio & had worked at Mediacorp for almost six years.

When Covid-19 struck & Mediacorp started work-from-home arrangements, Loke played a key role in helping the presenters phối up their studios at home.

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"It was not an ordinary situation at all, we have never done home studios before. It was a learning process,” Ms tung said. “Dag was there every night supporting me và Steve (Lai) on the communications."

Outside the studio, she had an adventurous streak, going on dirt bike trails in Malaysia và durian gatherings.

Ms Rachel Yeo, 27, remembered how when she first joined Mediacorp as a producer in 2018, Loke was always there whenever she needed help.

"Anyone can be a really good worker, but not everyone is a great colleague, who is people-centred and genuinely caring," said Ms Yeo, who is now a presenter.

"She always had time for everyone, a very kind and easygoing person. I"m glad I got lớn meet her."

For her supervisor, Ms Nadia Natasha, Loke was a no-nonsense xe đạp enthusiast who could always be relied on on work matters.

For instance, on Monday Loke stayed past her work hours khổng lồ make sure things would run smoothly for the Singapore Budget 2021 show on Tuesday.

Ms Nadia, 29, said that they had been talking about Loke"s career aspirations on Tuesday, two days before the tragedy.

On Wednesday, the night before she died, Loke shared her aspirations with some friends during a farewell dinner for studio director Mageswaran Nethagi, who is now serving his notice with Mediacorp.

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"She spoke a lot that day, telling us about her career plans," Mr Mageswaran, 35, said.