08 May '11, 6am

Part of Chijmes roof damaged by car in accident - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Part of the roof of the Chijmes historical building complex in Victoria Street collapsed when a car ploughed into its pillar on Sunday morning. Police said they received a call at about 11.15am about the accident between a car and a taxi at the junction of Bras Basah Road and Victoria Street. The driver of the car was a woman who had two children with her when the accident occured. The taxi driver was sent to hospital but had no physical injuries. Police said the car hit the pillar, causing the roof to collapse. Chijmes, which once housed a Catholic convent school known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus and its convent quarters, has been restored for commercial purposes, such as shopping, dining and entertainment.

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