Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Large fallen tree injures 2 at Lor 6 Toa Payoh

SINGAPORE – Two people have been sent to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital after they were injured by a tree that fell along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh on Monday (Jan 8) morning.

A fallen tree obstructed traffic in Toa Payoh and damaged parts of a road barrier fence. Photo: Lim Say Ban/Facebook

A fallen tree obstructed traffic in Toa Payoh and damaged parts of a road barrier fence. Photo: Lim Say Ban/Facebook

SINGAPORE – Two people have been sent to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital after they were injured by a tree that fell along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh on Monday (Jan 8) morning.

The fallen tree obstructed traffic in the area and damaged parts of a road barrier fence, according to photos posted on social media.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the incident at about 10am. The two people who were injured were conscious when they were taken to the hospital.

Ms Agnes Ng, 20, a resident on the fourth floor of the HDB block adjourning the tree, told TODAY that she heard a “very loud bang” at around 10.15am when she was having her breakfast at home.

“It sounded like a huge car tyre had burst,” the student added. “There were a lot of cars stuck at the junction, since they couldn’t turn left (onto the street where the tree fell)."

The fallen tree blocked vehicular traffic in the area, including SBS Transit bus service 235 that business owner Sheila Kaur and several passengers were travelling on. They had to alight and find alternative transport as workers tried to remove the fallen tree.

Mr Lim Say Ban, who frequently drove past the affected section of the road, remarked that it was fortunate that the incident did not happen during the rush hour.

Read more of the latest in

Advertisement

Popular

Advertisement

Stay in the know. Anytime. Anywhere.

Subscribe to get daily news updates, insights and must reads delivered straight to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, I agree for my personal data to be used to send me TODAY newsletters, promotional offers and for research and analysis.