Worker injured in Tuas fire with 90 per cent burns to body dies; second worker out of ICU

The worker is one of two workers who were severely injured in the fire which happened last Saturday.
The worker is one of two workers who were severely injured in the fire which happened last Saturday. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF

SINGAPORE - One of the workers injured in last Saturday's Tuas fire died early Thursday morning (June 29).

Chairman of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC), Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, said the man who died was the 39-year-old worker from Jiangsu who had 90 per cent burns to his body.

"His family were fortunately able to make (it) here in time, having arrived last evening, to see and be with him when he passed," said Mr Yeo.

Mr Yeo had said on Wednesday that both men were in "very critical condition" at the intensive care unit of Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

The other worker is Mr Jiang Yong Teng, a 27-year-old from Shandong who suffered 66 per cent burns to his body, who has been moved out of the ICU into a high dependency ward.

"He is awake, can smile and the nurse is hopeful that he will be able to make a recovery in one to two months if no infection sets in," said Mr Yeo in response to queries from The Straits Times.

The Saturday fire, which involved scrap metal and plastic materials, broke out at a warehouse at 28, Tuas Avenue 10. The two men were the only casualties.