30 Apr '16, 3am

Fire at Hume Avenue condo kills one - The Straits Times

Fire at Hume Avenue condo kills one - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A pre-dawn blaze at a condominium unit along Hume Avenue claimed the life of of an elderly man, and left his wife requiring surgery for her burns. Neighbours said the deceased was Mr Alvin Ng, who was in his 60s. He was sent to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where family members said he later succumbed to his injuries. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at a seventh floor unit in Hillview Green condominium at about 5.35am on Saturday (April 30). The blaze involved the contents of the living room, it said. When the SCDF arrived, three occupants had already made their way out of the unit. A photo taken by a resident showing the pre-dawn blaze. Neighbours told The Straits Times these three were Mr Ng and his wife, and the couple's son. One neighbour, a 68-year-old retiree who declined to be named, said the older couple ran t...

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