A 3YO Had Dragged His Brother to Safety & Even Used His Body as Body Shield During Marsiling Fire

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On Wednesday (22 June), a fire broke out in an HDB flat located at Marsiling.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fire at Block 218 Marsiling Crescent around 10:40 pm.

What Happened

According to TODAYOnline, two toddlers were at home alone when the fire broke out in their flat.

Their 22-year-old mother had left the house briefly to get groceries from nearby.

The fire allegedly broke out from the flat’s bedroom where both toddlers were resting at.

The father of the two toddlers, Mr Shah recounted how his older child reacted to the fire.

His three-year-old toddler had told him that he dragged his one-year-old younger brother to safety in the living room.

Neighbours were able to tell there was a fire due to the strong smell and thick cloud of black smoke.

Father Says Older Child Sustained More Injuries

In an attempt to protect his younger brother, the older toddler had sustained blisters on his ears.

Most of the injuries were found on the older child, said Shah.

Meanwhile, the younger toddler had sustained minor cuts from the fire.

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Children Found Conscious in Living Room

Police officers found the two children conscious in the living room after the evacuation of residents were completed from the area of fire.

The officers were alerted to the possibility of the toddlers being trapped in the flat by a neighbour.

The children were taken by ambulance to KK Women’s and Children’s hospital.

According to The Straits Times, the toddlers had suffered from smoke inhalation but were in stable condition.

The toddlers are expected to be discharged on Friday and the fire was eventually put out by a water jet.


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In an attempt to save the toddlers, a member of the public had attempted to force open the doors of the affected unit according to the SCDF.

Currently, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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