Lift out of order: Town council staff carry resident, who had problems walking, up 10 floors

Town council officers carry resident up 10 storeys after power outage puts lifts out of order

HEROES: Mr Nur Farizzat Zainal Abidin (above) and his colleague Mr Joseph Lee carried a man who had difficulty walking up 10 storeys. They did this because the lift was out of order that day.
HEROES: Mr Nur Farizzat Zainal Abidin and his colleague Mr Joseph Lee (above) carried a man who had difficulty walking up 10 storeys. They did this because the lift was out of order that day.

When the lifts went out of order at a Choa Chu Kang Crescent block last week, staff from Chua Chu Kang Town Council went beyond the call of duty.

Two of them took turns to carry a resident, who had walking difficulties, to his unit on the 10th storey.

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Man who lost both legs to accident hopes to go home for Hari Raya

Man who loses legs in accident keeps his hopes up

LOOKING FORWARD: Mr Juma'at Pungut and his wife Madam Sharifah Azah hope he will be allowed to return home for Hari Raya celebrations today.

He lost both his legs in an accident while at work on June 2. Mr Juma'at Pungut, a security guard at a container depot in Tuas, was hit by a heavy duty vehicle and has since been in hospital for close to two months.

Now, all he wants is to go home for Hari Raya Puasa today. "I want to go home. I feel okay. My body feels like it wants to walk, but (it) cannot. I am thankful that I can still talk; I can still use my hands," he told The New Paper.

If Mr Juma'at is allowed to go on home leave today, it will be the first time in close to two months that he's back at his Boon Lay flat.

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Dog passes out after girl's first return in 2 years

In this cute reunion video, an overjoyed dog fainted when he sees girl return home after two years.

This has to be the cutest reunion video in a very long time. 

At the time the video was shot, it had been two years (which works out to be 14 dog years) since this cute little dog had seen one of the family members.

The schnauzer was extremely excited when he saw a girl, who according to the YouTube description was living and working in Slovenia, before returning to Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

But fret not, the dog was fine and they ended up in a cute little cuddle at the end. 

Source: YouTube

Photo: YouTube

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