Man hurt in car explosion

A man in his 40s suffered burns on his chest and limbs after a car exploded in a multi-storey carpark in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 yesterday. He was later taken to Singapore General Hospital. A video put up on Facebook showed the man crying in pain, with
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A man in his 40s suffered burns on his chest and limbs after a car exploded in a multi-storey carpark in Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 yesterday.

He was later taken to Singapore General Hospital.

A video put up on Facebook showed the man crying in pain, with his black T-shirt in tatters after the incident. Police officers and a member of the public were seen tending to him.

The car appeared to be severely damaged, with its front right door and its boot blown off.

The Straits Times understands that the explosion was due to contents inside the car.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force dispatched an ambulance and a fire engine to the scene.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2017, with the headline 'Man hurt in car explosion'. Print Edition | Subscribe