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GRAB RIDER WHO DIED IN WOODLANDS LIFT FIRE LIKELY CAUSED BY MODIFIED PMD

A Grab rider died in a lift after his scooter caught fire On June 3,2021 a Grab rider tragically died in a lift after his scooter caught fire.

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The victim was on his way to deliver food when the incident occurred. The unfortunate incident has sparked a debate on the safety of electric scooters, as well as the need for more stringent safety regulations on the use of e-scooters.

Investigations

20-year-old Muhammad Irfan Danish Azhar lived on the 9th floor of Block 547, Woodlands Drive 16.

After leaving his home he took the lift with his PMD but the PMD expoloded.

According to CNA, Investigations reviewed that the fire was likely caused by a modified PMD and non-compliant and not registered.

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Background:

According to SCDF, a PMD caught fire in a HDB lift which took the life of a 20-year-old after he suffered from severe burn injuries.

The incident happened at around 11.25pm last night, SCDF was called to the second floor of Block 537 Woodlands Drive 16.

The fire involved a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) and residents used buckets to put out the fire before SCDF arrive at the location. A 20-year-old male was send to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and 90 residents from the area incident was evacuated.

Investigations revealed that it was of electrical origin from a Personal Mobility Device (PMD).

SCDF would like to remind the public on the prevention of PMD fires with the following fire safety tips in the accompanying infographic. Non-UL2272 PMDs and any form of modifications to PMDs pose a fire risk and threaten public safety. Owners of these devices are strongly encouraged to dispose of their devices at the appropriate recyclers. From now till 30 June 2021, you may dispose of your PMDs at any KGS Pte Ltd collection point at no cost.

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