SCDF promptly responds to ‘industrial incident’ at Bukit Batok

An ‘industrial incident’ at Enterprise Centre in Bukit Batok resuled in injuries to five persons. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded immediately and sent the injured persons to the hospital.

Enterprise centre at Bukit Batok
Shattered window panes of Enterprise centre at Bukit Batok. Photo courtesy: Facebook/ Jason Low

Making a statement on Facebook today, SCDF said, “SCDF responded to an industrial incident at 20 Bukit Batok Crescent at about 11am.”

Tweeting about the incident, SCDF said, “Industrial incident at 20 Bt Batok Crescent resulted in partial collapse of a wall and significant damage within the premises. No one trapped.”

The Civil Defence also sent a fire engine, three Red Rhinos, three ambulances and three support vehicles to the scene, and there was no fire when they reached. The five injured were sent to hospitals, and investigation is ongoing, SCDF said. 

The incident has led to the the building’s windows shattering and mangling of its frame. A video showed people gathered outside Midview Building opposite the Enterprise Centre, with loud alarm bells ringing in the background.

One of the eyewitnesses, sales executive Jason Ong, revealed to Channel NewsAsia that he heard an ‘explosion’ at around 11am from his office at Midview Building across the road from the Enterprise Centre. Upon hearing the explosion, he and his colleagues ran out of their office. Once he got outside, he saw ‘windows hanging’ from the Enterprise Centre across the road.

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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