Tag Archives: Fire

NUS SACKS FT LAW DON WHO ATTACKED CABBIE AND TRIED TO SHIRK THE BLAME

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has sacked a 43 year-old assistant law professor Sundram Peter Soosay after he was sentenced to 4 months jail last Friday for causing hurt to a taxi driver. On Christmas Day in 2013, a drunk Soosay had boarded 69 year-old Sun Chuan Hua's taxi, vomited in the cab and tried to leave without paying his fare. When confronted, Soosay handed a $50 note to Sun after the latter threatened to call the police. As Sun headed back to the car to get change, Soosay assaulted Sun from the back and caused grievous injuries to Mr Sun, which required 17 days of medical leave.

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PASSENGERS ON NEL SHOCKED WHEN TRAIN STARTS “SMOKING” AT WOODLEIGH

Passengers on board one of the North East Line MRT trains were trapped for 15 minutes last night when their train started "smoking" in the middle of their journey. According to eye witnesses, the train started to emit thick plumes of smoke as it approached Woodleigh Station. Some passengers had already suspected something was amiss when they detected a thick burning smell along the way to the station.

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ROMANIAN GIRL ERUPTS INTO FIREBALL WHILE TRYING TO TAKE SELFIE

A selfie-obsessed teen was tragically electrocuted by a live wire after climbing on top of a train in pursuit of the ultimate self-portrait. Brunette Anna Ursu, 18, had gone to the train station with a friend in Iasi in northeast Romania to take the “selfie” and post it on Facebook. But as she sat on top of the train and stuck her leg in the air, she erupted into flames when overhead cables sent 27,000 volts zapping through her body.

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LTA: TRUST US! DON’T BELIEVE RUMOURS THAT SEA WATER LEAKED INTO THE MCE

Did you hear rumours about sea water leakage at Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)? It was actually the water based fire fighting system which was triggered off at about 12.15pm yesterday. So yes, it’s business as usual along the #MCE. There’s no fire, and there’s certainly no sea water leakage. And go to your regular petrol station if you want to wash your car. Don’t believe those rumours.

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PLASTIC FACTORY CATCHES FIRE AT TANJONG PENJURU

A fire broke out yesterday at a plastic manufacturing factory, Singapore Highpolymer Chemical Products Pte Ltd, at Tanjong Penjuru yesterday night. The fire started at about 8.30pm. Fire fighters were still at the scene at around 11pm as smoke covered the factory and nearby buildings. According to one witness, there were 2 fire bikes, 2 red rhinos and 15 fire engines.

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XIAOMI PHONE CATCHES FIRE & EXPLODES, INJURING OWNER

We could tell you that Chinese manufacturer XiaoMi is on fire. The company recently sold out 100,000 Mi-3 handsets in the space of 86 seconds. But when we say that XiaoMi is on fire, we mean it literally. Someone in China took the time to pass along the story about a colleague whose XiaoMi Mi2S (aka XiaoMi Phone 2S) caught on fire inside her purse. The owner suffered a burned finger while the handset melted into unrecognizable parts and exploded.

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