SINGAPORE: One particular person died and one other three have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Bedok on Friday (May 13).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to a fire at Block 409 Bedok North Avenue 2 at about 6.35am on Friday. The first SCDF sources arrived in six minutes, the drive stated in a Facebook submit.
During the firefighting operation, 4 folks have been discovered unconscious in the unit, which had a “vast accumulation of combustible items”, stated SCDF.
Three folks, together with a toddler, have been discovered in the bed room whereas one particular person was discovered in the lounge.
The particular person discovered in the lounge was pronounced useless on the scene by a paramedic.
“Due to the clutter in the bedroom, firefighters had to force their way into the bedroom to conduct the rescue operation,” stated SCDF.
The emergency medical providers crew carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on two of the victims and all three folks have been later taken to Changi General Hospital.
SCDF additionally pressured their manner into an adjoining resident unit and rescued three folks, who have been assessed for minor accidents. The three folks refused to be taken to the hospital.
Sixty folks have been evacuated from neighbouring models as a precautionary measure.
The reason for the fire is beneath investigation, stated SCDF.
In a Facebook submit on Monday, Minister of State for Communications and Information in addition to National Development Tan Kiat How stated residents of the unit included a mom and a toddler, who have been each taken to the hospital.
“My thoughts are with them and I hope they will be alright,” stated Mr Tan, who’s a Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC.
Mr Tan stated his grassroot leaders are serving to households who’ve been requested to quickly evacuate, including that the rooms at [email protected] have been opened up to maintain everybody.
“I thank residents for their cooperation and understanding. I am also grateful to SCDF for their quick response. The agencies will look into the cause of this fire,” he stated.
Source : channelnewsasia.com