Singapore

To the rescue: Other heroic foreign workers

 

On Thursday, two foreign workers, Mr P. Muthukumar, 24, and Mr S. Shanmuganathan, 35, saved a toddler, Naureh Fitria Auni, whose head was stuck in between a horizontal metal pole of a drying rack and the balcony of the second-storey flat in Jurong East.

Video of the rescue went viral followed by a search for the quick-thinking pair. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) identified the foreign workers and presented them with the SCDF Public Spiritedness Award on Friday to "acknowledge the quick thinking and civic-mindedness of the two members of public".

Here are some other examples of foreign workers who stepped up to help, putting their own safety last

OCTOBER 2013


Mr Abu Repon, Mr Rasel Sake, Mr Rahman Arifur, Mr Badel Sadot Alli. SPH FILE PHOTOS

Four Bangladeshi workers helped two people trying to escape a fire get down from the parapet of their Ang Mo Kio flat.

They were given the Public Spiritedness Award by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for their quick thinking.

OCTOBER 2013


Mr Gong Ming Shan and Mr Zhang Yonghui. SPH FILE PHOTOS

A tipper truck on Ayer Rajah Expressway toppled over and crushed a taxi, trapping its driver and passenger.

Two of the five crane drivers approached by SCDF to help lift the truck off the taxi were Chinese nationals.

DECEMBER 2013


STOMP SCREENGRAB

An Indian national was captured on camera fending off an angry mob attacking the private bus in the Dec 8 Little India riot.

At the Committee of Inquiry in February last year, he was identified by investigators but he had left the country by then.

SEPTEMBER 2000


Mr Ahaduz Zaman, Mr Gaus Mohammad and Mr Rahim Nurul Islam​. SPH FILE PHOTOS

When three Bangladeshi workers saw fire raging through a block at Telok Blangah Crescent, they rushed to the block and pulled 10 residents to safety.

They carried the elderly residents out of their flats and down seven storeys before dashing back up the stairs to save more people.

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