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Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio HDB flat after PMD left to charge in kitchen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) left to charge in an Ang Mo Kio flat early on Monday (July 22) exploded in the afternoon, causing a fire that destroyed the flat and damaged two neighbouring units. The e-scooter belonged to the fiance of the woman living in the rental flat who had charged his device in the kitchen before they both left for work. But between 2pm and 3pm, the woman’s older brothers, Mr Mohamad Fazir, 30, and Mohamad Fazrim, 26, who were in house at the time, heard…

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Man who was rescued from burning Bukit Batok flat dies in hospital; SCDF says fire linked to PMDs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 40-year-old man who was rescued from a burning Bukit Batok Housing Board flat in the early hours of Thursday (July 18) has died in hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man, who had third-degree burns on 40 per cent of his body, died at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Saturday afternoon. He had also been in a coma since the incident due to a lack of oxygen to his brain. Police are investigating the unnatural death. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Saturday that preliminary investigations indicated…

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‘Everything is gone’: Family lost most of their belongings in Boon Lay HDB flat fire, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Hours after a fire engulfed their fourth-floor Housing Board flat in Boon Lay on Monday night (July 15), the family returned to find that little remained of their home. The Straits Times met Mr Che Rohisyam Che Zain and his wife Madam Assirah Ekbal on Tuesday afternoon as they were scouring their ruined two-room flat at Block 191 Boon Lay Drive, searching for salvageable household items. “Everything is gone. I was looking for my handbag which had about $800 in it but I couldn’t find it,” said Madam…

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6 injured, 100 evacuated as fire engulfs Boon Lay HDB flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Six people were injured and about 100 residents had to be evacuated after a fire engulfed a fourth-floor Boon Lay Housing Board flat. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to the fire at Block 191, Boon Lay Drive, at 10.15pm on Monday (July 15). Police assisted SCDF officers in evacuating residents from the block, and six people were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. The fire was put out with one water jet. The blaze involved the contents of the flat and its cause is…

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Jobless man’s mischief caused six vehicles to be destroyed by fire and over $103,000 in damage, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A jobless man, intoxicated after downing several cans of beer, felt the urge to set something on fire, a court heard. Loh Hsien Aik, 33, set the seat of a motorcycle on fire and the flames soon spread to five other vehicles, causing more than $103,000 in damage. This took place near Block 221 Boon Lay Place at 12.50am on Oct 17 last year. Loh pleaded guilty on Wednesday (July 10) to one count of committing mischief by fire and was sentenced to 2½ years in jail. The court…

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Shopkeepers bemoan loss of business after Ang Mo Kio fire, injured SCDF officer discharged, Singapore News

The fire, which has affected the supply of power and electricity to the block, has resulted in Mr Leong losing about 50 per cent of his usual business.  “We are safe and we are lucky we can still open, but there is no phone line here, which means my customers cannot make bookings and can only pay with cash. Even when they walk in, they do not want to stay because there is no Wi-Fi,” he said. Mr Leong is not alone, as other shopkeepers and employees also bemoaned the…

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Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio, smoke seen rising above HDB flats, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in Ang Mo Kio on Friday afternoon (July 5), with smoke billowing above nearby Housing Board flats. In a Facebook post at 4.42pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the fire broke out at Block 720 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. Mr Matthew Ng, 18, told The Straits Times that he saw smoke coming from the area at around 3.50pm. The smoke could be seen from the student’s home in Ang Mo Kio Central 3 and had dissipated slightly by 4.15pm, he…

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Two boys escape Tampines flat fire with help of neighbours after PMD catches fire, Singapore News

Student Ryan Lim, 17, was having a nap when he was shaken awake by his younger brother who smelled smoke. The two boys found themselves trapped upstairs in their bedroom of their two-storey Tampines maisonette flat because of a fire downstairs in their living room. Their parents were still at work. When Ryan opened the door, he faced a wall of smoke. He rushed to the toilet and grabbed a wet towel for his brother to cover his nose and mouth. The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) student said: “My…

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Central banks are stoking the dangerous fire of inflation

The world’s biggest central banks, having been on a money-printing binge for years, are about to embark on a fresh round, it seems. Yet inflation is nowhere to be seen, which appears to suggest that the money is disappearing into a giant sink hole or new kind of black hole that physicists have yet to identify.This phenomenon did not get the attention it deserved from world leaders when they gathered for the G20 summit in Osaka last weekend. Their gaze was diverted by threatened wars (hot and… Source link

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2 Chinese nationals injured in Jurong fire in stable condition; arrangements made for worker who died, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The two Chinese nationals who were injured in a massive fire in Jalan Buroh on Friday (June 21) are now in stable condition, and one of them was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning, the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) said. The non-governmental organisation said in a Facebook post on Saturday that the worker who remains in hospital “should get better with treatment and healing time”. MWC also confirmed that another worker, also a Chinese national, had died in the fire at the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility…

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