According to Straits Times, a former stewardess for Singapore Airlines suffered severe burns on about 80 per cent of her body and is now fighting for her life in the ICU of a hospital.
The Malaysia-born woman, Raybe Oh Siew Huey, 26, who lives in Singapore, tried to save her fiancé and friends trapped in a burning car after an accident.
Last Saturday (13 Feb), her fiancé, Jonathan Long, 29, who was driving a BMW which was also occupied by four other friends, slammed into a Tanjong Pagar shophouse. Coincidentally, Raybe was in the area and rushed immediately to the burning wreck.
Akira Chan, 21, a friend of the group said, “She tried to open the door and was injured in the process. She was trying to save her fiancé”. But her bravery has left her in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the Singapore General Hospital, with severe burns to 80 per cent of her body.
Despite Raybe’s effort, the five victims in the white BMW M4 Coupe were pronounced dead at the scene. Police added that the car was believed to have been speeding. Witnesses said the car caught fire within seconds of the crash.
Besides Jonathan, the victims Eugene Yap, 29, Elvin Tan Yong Hao, 28, and Teo Qi Xiang, 26, worked for Aviva Financial Advisers. The fourth passenger, Gary Wong Hong Chieh, 29, was a former Aviva representative.
This incident has left a deep impression on those who know Raybe.
Yesterday (14 Feb), flowers, clothing and a photograph were placed at the scene of the accident as people paid their respects to all the victims. They included family, friends and curious onlookers, despite the area being cordoned off.
Friends of the deceased told ST that no wake was planned yet as the bodies had to be identified with DNA testing.