Man rescued from fire in Bukit Batok flat dies

Man rescued from fire in Bukit Batok flat dies

The fire was caused by two e-scooters, says Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai
The fire was caused by two e-scooters, says Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai. (Photo: Facebook/Murali Pillai)

SINGAPORE: A 40-year-old man who was rescued from a fire in Bukit Batok has died. 

READ: 3 injured, 70 evacuated after fire breaks out at Bukit Batok flat

The man was unconscious when taken to the hospital after the incident and "subsequently succumbed to his injuries", the police said in a statement on Saturday (Jul 20).

"Police are investigating the unnatural death," the authority said.

It was previously reported that three people were injured after a 26th-floor Bukit Batok flat caught fire in the early hours of Thursday. 

About 70 residents of Block 293D Bukit Batok Street 21 were evacuated during the fire, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Thursday. 

About 70 residents were evacuated during the fire at Block 293D Bukit Batok Street 21
About 70 residents were evacuated during the fire at Block 293D Bukit Batok Street 21. (Photo: Facebook/Murali Pillai)

A man and a woman were rescued from the burning flat, SCDF added.

The man was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, while the woman was taken to Singapore General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Mr Murali Pillai, the Member of Parliament for the area, previously said the fire has been traced to e-scooters. 

In an update on Saturday, SCDF said preliminary investigations indicated the cause of the fire was "accidental in nature due to electrical origin from the PMDs".

It added there were three burnt PMDs in the unit.


Source: CNA/aa(hm)

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