11 Sep '11, 12am

SCDF ambulance responding to call for medical help explodes in Geylang, burns nearby vehicles

SCDF ambulance responding to call for medical help explodes in Geylang, burns nearby vehicles

The SCDF ambulance was parked at an open-air carpark when it went up in flames (above) yesterday while its crew was attending to an elderly woman at a nearby void deck. Seven vehicles nearby were affected by the fire. -- PHOTOS: STOMP A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulance responding to a call for medical help suddenly went up in flames while parked in an open-air carpark on Saturday afternoon. Seven vehicles near it were affected; four of them were partially burnt. No one was in the stationary vehicle at the time of the blaze as the ambulance crew was attending to an elderly woman at the void deck of Block 120, Geylang East Central, said the SCDF in a press release on Saturday. The incident happened at about 3.10pm. The statement said the vehicle had its beacon lights on. Witnesses said the vehicle had exploded and burst into flames, sending columns of thick, bl...

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