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Burnt body found in locked Aljunied Crescent flat

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Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) officers responding to a fire at an apartment at Block 99 Aljunied Crescent received a shock when they broke into a locked bedroom and discovered a burnt body this afternoon.

The SCDF revealed that it had received a call at 2.17pm regarding a fire at the HDB block’s ninth level. SCDF officers broke into the flat’s locked main door and managed to put out the flames. Noticing a locked bedroom, officers gained forced entry into the bedroom via a corridor window. The window panes had already been shattered during the fire.

It was only after officers put out the blaze with a water jet that they discovered the charred body.

Residents occupying units in the blocks ninth to 12th floors were reportedly evacuated due to the fire. Neighbours recalled hearing a loud explosion sound before the fire erupted – a claim that corroborates the gas cylinders that emergency officers recovered from the burnt bedroom.

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The SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire. Police investigations are also ongoing and the police has classified the death as an unnatural death. A police spokesman said:

“The body of a man was found lying motionless at a unit of the said block and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.”

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