27 Jan '18, 7am

Fire breaks out in Hougang flat, 18-year-old girl rouses neighbours to flee

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out in a flat in Hougang on Friday night (Jan 26), with an 18-year-old girl rushing to alert her neighbours. The girl was at home in her third-floor flat when she heard an explosion from the flat on the second floor, followed by the smell of something burning, Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao reported on Saturday. The teenager, Ang Mei Qi, told The Straits Times that she was at home with her mother and was using her computer at about 10pm when she heard a "boom" sound. She rushed out to alert the neighbours living in the other seven flats on the third floor. The police arrived shortly after and helped residents evacuate. One of them was a 90-year-old woman who had difficulty walking and a police officer carried her to safety on his back, she said. Mei Qi, who is a student at the Institute of Technical Education College East, said the fire brok...

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