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Soccer coach saves 4 from Choa Chu Kang fire

He also ran up and down the stairs to warn others

Published on Feb 18, 2014 9:00 AM
Mr Faizaltulamri Noorali with Ms Hasnah Shasdan, whom he helped evacuate from the fire. Among the others he took to safety was a 76-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair; he carried her down 11 flights of stairs. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Mr Faizaltulamri Noorali has emerged as a local hero after a fire broke out in a unit of his Housing Board block in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 yesterday morning.

The full-time soccer coach took four people to safety, including a 76-year-old woman, a wheelchair user, whom he carried down 11 flights of stairs. He also went to the aid of another neighbour too shaken to help herself out of her flat as the fire in an eighth-floor unit burned.

Despite billowing black smoke, he went up and down many flights of stairs to inform his neighbours of the fire.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call about the fire at about 8am. No one was injured, a spokesman added.

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