Bukit Batok carpark blast caused by man's suicide attempt

Bukit Batok carpark blast caused by man's suicide attempt

Yahoo Singapore·2017-12-22 04:05

Wanting to end his life because of failed relationship and financial problems, Dwight T. Soriano tried to commit suicide by inhaling butane gas in his car.

Instead of killing himself, however, the 32-year-old caused an explosion when he lit a cigarette inside the gas-filled vehicle. Photos and videos of the incident went viral, with several images showing the destroyed car and passers-by attending to the injured man.

At the State Courts on Thursday (21 December), Soriano pleaded guilty to two counts of committing a rash act involving combustible material that endangered human life. He will be sentenced on 5 January.

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