Woodlands lift fire: Saddened by death of ‘kind, gentle boy’ – ex-MP Amrin Amin

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A 20-year-old man died following a PMD-related fire at Block 537 Woodlands Drive 16 on 3 June 2021. (PHOTOS: SCDF/Facebook)
A 20-year-old man died following a PMD-related fire at Block 537 Woodlands Drive 16 on 3 June 2021. (PHOTOS: SCDF/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — The victim who died after a lift fire at Block 537 Woodlands Drive 16 was “a kind, gentle boy” who had helped former Sembawang GRC MP Amrin Amin serve residents in the estate.

In a Facebook post on Friday night (4 June), Amrin said the victim, whom he called A, helped deliver briyani to needy residents in Woodlands during Ramadan in 2018 and 2019 on his personal mobility device (PMD). He remembers A for “his warmth and kindness and the many lives he has touched”.

A 20-year-old man died after a fire on Thursday night involving a PMD in a lift at the block, the police said.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was of electrical origin from a PMD, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said separately.

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Amrin said he was saddened by A’s tragic death. “Only 20, A’s bright future crushed. I feel very sorry for his parents, family and friends. My deepest condolences for their profound loss. In this difficult time, I wish them strength and courage.”

He also urged anyone who has a non-UL2272-certified PMD to throw away the device at an appropriate recycler.

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