Singapore 

Man arrested for suspected drink driving after car bursts into flames at Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 44-year-old man has been arrested for suspected drink driving after the car he was in crashed into a road divider and subsequently burst into flames on Sunday morning (July 7). Police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car along Pasir Ris Drive 1, towards Punggol Central, at 6.53am. No injuries were reported in the incident. Photos on Telegram group SgRoad Blocks show the car engulfed in flames, with plumes of smoke billowing out of it. The police are investigating the incident. This article was…

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Singapore 

Mercedes car bursts into flames at Sin Ming Avenue carpark, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A silver Mercedes-Benz parked at a Housing Board carpark in Sin Ming Avenue burst into flames on Thursday night (June 13), taking residents by surprise. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a vehicle fire near Block 404 Sin Ming Avenue at 10.20pm. SCDF officers extinguished the fire using a hose reel and a water jet. There were no reported injuries. A 20-year-old resident, who wanted to be known only as Jasia, told The Straits Times that she was talking to her mother in her…

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Singapore 

Old Mercedes car goes up in flames near Joo Koon MRT, Singapore News

An old Mercedes-Benz car went up in flames near Joo Koon MRT station on Saturday morning (May 18). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident in Benoi Road near 1 Joo Koon Circle at 10.06am. There were no reported injuries. SCDF used a water jet to put out the fire which involved the boot of the car. The Straits Times understands that the driver had exited the vehicle before SCDF arrived. Photos and video posted on Facebook show the rear of the vehicle on…

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Singapore 

Mother and son injured after e-bike bursts into flames in Ang Mo Kio accident with van, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 35-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son were injured after their power-assisted bicycle crashed into a van and burst into flames in Ang Mo Kio on Friday (April 26). The accident occurred at about 8.30pm at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Street 23 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, the police said. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), which was alerted to the case at the same time, said that as a result of the accident, a fire broke out involving the personal mobility device. SCDF officers…

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China 

An India-China trade war? Modi fans the flames of boycott calls

Indian traders calling for a boycott of China-made products have been encouraged by an interview in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the matter is for the public to decide.“As far as public sentiment on Chinese goods is concerned, we should leave it to their sooj-bhooj [wisdom]. We, including the media, should guide the public,” Modi told Network18 last week, in comments that have played into the hands of the influential Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which has 70 million… Source link

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Singapore 

Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Singapore 

Electric scooter bursts into flames in Hougang flat, 2 residents injured, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An electric scooter that was left charging in the living room of a Hougang flat burst into flames on Friday evening (March 29), with four people in the unit fleeing for their lives. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at Block 313 Hougang Avenue 5 at about 7pm. SCDF said that the fire, which involved a personal mobility device (PMD) in the living room of the seventh floor unit, was put out using a water jet. A 27-year-old man who lives…

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Singapore 

Furniture shop at Upper East Coast Road covered in flames in early morning, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire engulfed a furniture shop at 135 Upper East Coast Road early Saturday morning (Feb 2). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a series of Facebook posts that it had been alerted to a fire at the furniture shop at 3.33am. A total of 11 emergency vehicles and about 35 firefighters were involved. At one point, five water jets were used to bring the fire under control. “The fire which involved contents of a furniture shop was extinguished in about two hours. Damping down operations…

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