An elderly bakery owner was killed after accidentally falling into a dough-making machine on Monday, 25 June
His body was discovered when workers at the bakery sensed a strong burning smell coming from the machines on the second floor of the building
Ng's daughter rushed into the salon next to the bakery and asked someone to call for an ambulance immediately, said one of the workers
"I thought it was a minor accident at first. I still cannot believe that he died," added Zhu Xiao Wei, who works at the salon.
Zhu, who has been friends with Ng for seven years, said that as neighbours, they used to talk all the time. "He was a warm person, and everyone here knew him."
She added that she had seen the machines before and they were extremely big. "I cannot imagine how his last moments must have felt, being trapped in one of them."
According to a 2014 feature by The Straits Times, Ng and his wife, Madam Lee Sai Kiow, had been waking up at 4am everyday for the past 39 years to make traditional goodies, such as tau sar piah, wife cakes, soft buns, and bread rolls from scratch.
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