SINGAPORE – A quiet afternoon pitch on the Reservoir bedok trail was broken on Thursday (November 8th), as the bricks from the HDB blockade outside the building fell and fell to nine floors.
According to the Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News, the incident occurred on Block 634 about 15 hours. No injuries reported.
The 9th-floor resident, who did not want to be named, told The Straits Times that it was the first time that such an incident occurred in the 17 years he lived there.
Although he did not care about the structural integrity of his own unit, he expressed concern for other residents of that area.
"I'm worried about people walking down below the block, so that more bricks can fall," she said.
She added that some engineers came to her unit shortly after the incident to make checks and that the block of apartments was older than 20 years.
City Council spokesman Aljunied-Hougang (AHTC) said AHTC warned of the incident on Thursday, 3.20. He immediately released the area as a safety precaution.
The spokesman added that AHTC is working with the relevant authorities and that the investigation is under way.
Pritam Singh, a deputy for Aljunied GRC, called a "close-up" incident on Facebook on Friday.
He noted that the officers from the Construction and Construction Administration and Housing Chambers were on the spot "very short" after the incident.
He added that AHTC appointed an expert inspector for the inspection of the affected block and other blocks in the space.