22 May '11, 2pm

A blaze in a Stirling Road rental flat on Sunday morning claimed the life of a 49-year-old man who lived alone

A blaze in a Stirling Road rental flat on Sunday morning claimed the life of a 49-year-old man who lived alone

A blaze in a Stirling Road rental flat on Sunday morning claimed the life of a 49-year-old man who lived alone. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A BLAZE in a Stirling Road rental flat on Sunday morning claimed the life of a 49-year-old man who lived alone. The charred body of Mr Ng Hock Chye was found in the bedroom of the two-room unit on the third floor. Firefighters put out the fire, which was contained in the bedroom, within 10 minutes. Residents, alerted to the blaze by the thick, dark smoke billowing out of Mr Ng's unit, fled their homes; more than 100 of them watched from below as firefighters fought the flames. The police have classified the case as unnatural death, and are investigating. It is understood no foul play is suspected. Even as everyone vacated their homes in a hurry, fishmonger Soh Kok Ping, 46, who lives on the seventh floor, made his way to the third floo...

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