1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after fire at Sungei Kadut

1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after fire at Sungei Kadut

SINGAPORE - A charred body was found and two men were taken to hospital after a fire at a factory in Sungei Kadut yesterday morning. Residents in the Chua Chu Kang area reported seeing large plumes of black smoke rising from the industrial estate.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted at about 9.52am. Its officers arrived six minutes later and saw that the zinc roof of a single-storey factory at No 14, Sungei Kadut Street 6, had collapsed after the fire burned through it.

Wood and metal products were in the factory. The affected area was 80m by 80m, slightly smaller than a football field.

One fire-fighting machine, two fire engines, four Red Rhinos and five other vehicles were deployed to fight the fire, which was put out by 50 officers and seven water jets.

Two men, a Chinese and a Malay, were taken to Singapore General Hospital. Police are investigating the unnatural death.

This article was first published on August 18, 2014.
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