Debris Danger! 16th Storey HDB Flat Wall Breaks Apart, Residents Alarmed and Worried

Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 2:03pm by Redwire Singapore

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“What the hell” and “KNN” probably rolled off the tongues of some Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 residents yesterday morning, as they found broken-off concrete blocks littering the pathways near block 464.

Looking up, they discovered that the blocks were part of the building wall which broke off from the 16th floor!

The big break likely took place in the wee hours of morning.

According to one resident, he had sent his daughter home at around 2am and didn’t find any debris on the ground, but to his horror, the concrete blocks were there at 7am when he went downstairs.

The debris spans the area roughly the size of a typical rectangular dining table.

No casualties have been reported.

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But the incident has left some Choa Chu Kang aunties stunned like vegetable (which really should be enshrined in the Oxford dictionary).

They are worried that the incident might re-occur and the next time, someone might get hurt.

They want the HDB and town council to conduct inspections on the buildings to avoid a repeat.

Police and town council cleaners have cleared the debris and the area has been blocked off temporarily.

The HDB blocks at Choa Chu Kang Avenue are around 18 years old, according to residents.

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