Indian marketer killed in Singapore Botanic Garden tragedy, trees here to stay

On February 11, a 40m-tall tembusu tree uprooted at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and killed a 38-year-old woman.

Radhika Angara
Radhika Angara Photo courtesy: Radhika Angara's Twitter page

The woman has been identified as Radhika Angara. The incident left her French husband, Jerome Rouch-Sirech, 39, and their two children, one-year-old twins injured.

Radhika has worked as vice-president, marketing at Myntra – an Indian fashion e-commerce marketplace company headquartered in Bengaluru, India.

Radhika came to Singapore in 2013 when she joined Fastacash – global social and mobile payment platform, as its chief marketing and strategy officer.

She left Fastacash last year and joined Mastercard as its regional digital marketing head for Asia Pacific.

Trees here to stay

Despite the fatality caused by the Tembusu tree that had fallen, people want big trees to stay. While talking to a local daily, many visitors shared their views about cutting the trees. They had said that though they are concerned about the safety of people, but not in favour of chopping down the trees.

National Parks Board (NParks), which manages the Gardens, said it is investigating the reason for the fall.