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MAN WHO WAS BURNED AFTER CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE & SCREAMED IN PAIN, DIES FROM INJURIES

A 31-year-old man succumbed to his burn injuries and died after the car that he was in had burst into flames.

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The incident previously happened in the early hours of 3 July, at an HDB estate’s open carpark at Block 216 Petir Road.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man screaming in pain while being engulfed in flames, running towards the void deck of a nearby void deck.

The man was conveyed conscious to the Singapore General Hospital at the time.

However, the Singapore Police Force has since updated that the man had died from his injuries on 11 August, and police investigations are ongoing.

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Recap

A fire broke out in the early hours of 3 July, in a car at Block 216 Petir Road at Bukit Panjang, as onlookers gathered at the foot of the block to witness the horrifying scenes, according to Shin Min Daily News.

They watched on in horror as a man screamed in pain while lying face down on the ground, as paramedics attended to him.

An eyewitness who was at the scene, Mdm Kasidah Yusoff, said that the entire window in front of her flat was glowing bright orange, and she could feel the heat emanating from below, according to The Straits Times.

Rescuers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived at about 4am after receiving a call for assistance, with Mdm Kasidah saying that she saw a man screaming for help and lying on the ground, but they couldn’t do anything as the fire was too big, and he was already being attended to by the paramedics.

SMDNN reported that the man is believed to have been the driver of the burning vehicle, and that he was reportedly unable to start the car when it burst into flames.

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The fire damaged two other cars and a van that was parked nearby.

The SCDF said that they used 4 compressed air foam jets to extinguish the fire, and the man was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital with burn injuries.

At the time of writing, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Images source: Shin Min Daily News Reader and screengrab from Singapore Road Accident Facebook

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