The body of the boatman was retrieved on Wednesday evening.

Ong Hock Long, 33 years old was the only person on the river taxi when it caught fire. He had jumped into the Singapore River after it caught fire.

News sources revealed that Mr Ong was troubled by a break-up that happened 2 months ago.

Passers-by saw the body retrieved from the waters near the F1 Pit Building.

According to netizens, just hours before the incident, Mr Ong had updated his Facebook account with this message, “If one day , I had an accident and I lost my memory , how are you gonna make me remember you ?”

His friends have shared the details of Mr Ong’s wake – Block 735, Jurong West St 75 till Saturday (16 Jul) morning.

They have also made a video in memory of him.

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