During my 3D2N Genting trip WITHOUT WIFI OR 3G, I seem to have missed out on alot of news happening around the world! Here’s one that just happened on Friday in Singapore:
Woman found burnt at Balestier field believed to have set herself on fire
The woman who burnt to death on a field at the Ceylon Sports Club at Balestier Road may have set herself on fire. On Thursday morning (Aug 24), a charred female corpse was found at the field after eyewitness saw the woman on fire before falling to the ground.
According to a Lianhe Zaobao report, the woman — who was dressed in an exercise top and shorts — was seen by Appanah Apparoo, a groundsman of the club, carrying a plastic bag of things as she walked behind a white screen. About 40 minutes after the sighting, Apparoo was shocked to see the woman on fire as she walked out from behind the screen, before falling to the ground.
He immediately went to report the incident to the club’s manager, S.K John. Along with a canteen worker, the pair rushed towards the woman and covered her with two sacks to put out the flame. The manager alerted the Singapore Civil Defence Force to the incident who rushed to the scene, but she had already died, reported the Chinese daily. After her body was removed, the silhouette of her scorched body remained on the grass.
Speaking to The New Paper, club manager S.K John said that he went to investigate the incident in the aftermath and saw “a cigarette box, two boxes of matches and a bottle of kerosene”.
He also said that he overheard one woman, who was in a group with the dead woman’s mother at the scene, tell the police that the deceased had a mental problem and that before she died, she suffered hallucinations of people chasing her. He also overheard a relative claiming that the family had made a police report about the dead woman’s condition earlier.
The police have classified this as an unnatural death, and are looking into this.
Goodness me, that is so scary, especially that mark left by her scorched body on the field..
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