Police have confirmed that 68-year-old Alvin Ng Swee Seng has died from the fire that broke out on the seventh floor at Hillview Green condominium on Saturday morning (Apr 30).
The fire started at around 5.35 am at 69 Hume Avenue. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it rescued seven occupants who where trapped in the bedroom of the flat that was ablaze. Three others had made their way out of the unit before SCDF arrived. Nine of them were sent to the hospital.
Of the nine, Mr Ng and his wife Madam Moreen Soh, 69, sustained burn injuries. Madam Soh remains in intensive care unit.
Mr Ng’s son, 29-year-old Timothy clambered down from the balcony to the unit below and got a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. That was when his parents dashed out of the door through flames and thick smoke.
Mr Timothy Ng told Shin Min Daily that his father, a retired businessman, suffered from heart problems. The huge fire destroyed much of the flat. SCDF said that it is investigating the cause of the fire.
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