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    Two elderly die of injuries after fire breaks out in condominium unit

    CNA – Two elderly people died of their injuries after a fire broke out in Rivervale Crest condominium in Sengkang, Singapore yesterday.

    Firefighters were called to a blaze in a unit on the 14th floor of 9 Rivervale Crescent at about 1am yesterday.

    They forced their way into the smoke-logged unit and found three people – two men aged 73 and 78, and a 78-year-old woman – unconscious in the unit. They were taken to the ground floor.

    Emergency medical staff started cardiopulmonary resuscitation on two of them and took them to Sengkang General Hospital.

    The third person was taken to Singapore General Hospital.

    Police told CNA yesterday morning that the 78-year-old man and the woman died in hospital due to their injuries.

    About 150 people from neighbouring units were evacuated by the police as a precautionary measure.

    The fire involved the contents of a bedroom and was extinguished by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) with a water jet.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, said SCDF.

    Firefighters at the scene. PHOTO: CNA
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