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Thursday, February 9, 2023
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FIRE @ SENGKANG CONDO, 3 PEOPLE FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AND 2 OF THEM LATER DIED

Update: Two of the three people who were found unconscious, a 78-year-old man and woman, both subsequently died from their injuries; while the third, a 73-year-old man, remains in the hospital.

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[Fire @ 9 Rivervale Crescent]

At about 1:00 a.m. today, SCDF was alerted to a fire at the above-mentioned location.

Upon arrival, the fire was raging inside a unit on the 14th floor. SCDF firefighters conducted forcible entry and penetrated into the smoke-logged unit to fight the fire.

The fire involved contents of a bedroom and was extinguished by SCDF with a water jet. During the firefighting operation, SCDF found three unconscious persons in the unit. They were carried out of the unit and brought to the ground floor.

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SCDF’s emergency medical services personnel commenced CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on two of the persons and conveyed them to Sengkang General Hospital. The third person was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital.

About 150 persons from neighbouring units were evacuated by the Police as a precautionary measure.

The cause of fire is under investigation.

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