At about 5pm, a bunch of metal rods reportedly fell from the 11th storey of a condominium that is under construction smashing into Balestier Rd.
The construction site in question is VIIO@Balestier.
An eyewitness says 5 metal rods of about 6-metres in length fell from a crane that was lifting them to the 11th floor of the building.
4 of the rods hit Balestier road and scattered across 2 lanes of the 3-lane road.
The last one fell into a nearby drain.
“I saw 5 metal rods and some small metal parts fall from the sky. It was very scary. The traffic light turned green and cars started moving. A bus was about to drive forward when the metal bars crashed down in front of it. I can’t imagine what would have happened if it was hit by the bars.”
The rod that fell into the ditch almost hit a man and woman in their 20s who were walking along the pavement.
Luckily, landed just behind them.
“They heard a loud sound, turned around and saw the metal rod, then were so stunned they couldn’t move.”
In a check this afternoon, the rods have been cleared.
However, road works are causing a jam along Balestier Road.