Sat, Oct 16, 2010
One dead in Toa Payoh flat fire
Fire at Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Click on thumbnail to view

SINGAPORE - A person died in the fire that broke out at Block 31, Toa Payoh Lorong 6 last night, reported The Straits Times.

The body was found in the living room of the ninth floor flat.

The identity of the casualty is unknown as the body was so badly burnt that Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel could not determine if the body belonged to a male or female.

SCDF received a call at about 7.20pm and dispatched three ambulances, a fire engine, a Red Rhino fire truck and two fire-fighting bikes to the scene.

According to residents, there was also an explosion from the flat. It had apparently caused a blackout which affected some 200 flats in the block.

As a result, many had to be evacuated from the one-room flats. The smoke had also caused breathing difficulties to the large population of elderly folk who lived at the block.

SCDF is currently investigating the cause of the fire.




Bookmark and Share
  One dead in Toa Payoh flat fire
  Letter from Temasek Holdings to Dr Joseph Ong
  Two big Singapore IPOs seen surging on debut
  Finance professionals expect fatter bonuses this year
  DBS CEO: Pressure on banks to exceed Basel
  Client sues SocGen over his 'missing millions' here
  Woodlands murder suspect arrested
  It's puja time
  Two new heartland libraries by 2011
  Wife forces husband to sleep on floor
Royston Tan: Something to remember
Couple kiss & grope each other openly at Ang Mo Kio basketball court
Peranakan slang makes comeback
Illegal parking outside Ubi driving centre
Payment made to StarHub will be reflected in future bills

Elsewhere in AsiaOne...

Investor Relations: Full-year profit for 79 companies up 29%

Wine,Dine&Unwind: Fish head curry: from the marketplace to your dinner table

Health: Young smokers at risk of getting COPD

Motoring: Singaporeans exhibit poor carpark etiquette

Digital: Coming: S'pore PlayStation games

Business: S'pore economy contracts 19% in 3rd quarter

Just Women: And the winner of the FSO Asian Model is...

Multimedia: Australia bushfires kill 14