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Dashed to the flame

May 8, 2014 - 11:29pm

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PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ TAN CHEE PHANG

Metres away from safety, he could have fled the burning house.

Instead, he covered his nose with a grey cloth, armed himself with a small black torchlight and dashed back into the flames to save his son.

Both didn't make it out alive.

Mr Tan Boon Chong and his son, Chee Phang's bodies were found together in a tragic embrace after firefighters put out the blaze which consumed the Jalan Gaharu semi-detached house.

All these details emerged on Thursday during a Coroner's Inquiry into the Nov 17. 2013 fire.

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