30 Nov '16, 9pm

Duo recognised for heroic act in blaze

Duo recognised for heroic act in blaze

Two foreign workers who climbed over the gates of a burning house to alert its residents were yesterday presented with an award for bravery. The fire on Nov 10 left a two-storey bungalow in Sunset Place badly charred. A lightning strike may have been the cause of the fire that started at about 5.30pm. In a Facebook post, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that Mr Rengasamy Kabilarasan and Mr Marudapillai Jayavelu had been given the SCDF Public Spiritedness Award. They were working in Sunset Place when the fire on the second storey of the house across the road broke out. Dr Peter Tan, an 80-year-old retired surgeon, and his wife had been living there for more than 40 years. He was not home when the house caught fire, but neighbours said his wife and maid were in the house, and seemingly unaware. attaxzq4.jpg Related Story Fire burns down roof of bungalow in Cleme...

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