Singapore (dpa) – Six people were injured Friday in a fire at the
manufacturing site of oil and gas company Shell in Singapore, the
Civil Defence Force said.
The condition of one victim was declared stable, two were discharged
and three remain in “critical condition,” a spokesperson for the
Singapore General Hospital told The Straits Times.
The Shell site at Pulau Bukom, five kilometres to the south of
Singapore’s main island, houses the company’s largest petrochemical
The Civil Defence Force said in a statement on Facebook that they had
received a call about the fire but the company’s emergency response
team had already extinguished the fire by the time they arrived.
In 2011, a fire that broke out at the refinery burned for 32 hours
before being put out by more than a hundred firefighters, leading to
the company being fined 80,000 Singapore dollars (56,970 US dollars)
the next year for workplace safety lapses.