16 Jan '11, 7am

Fallen concrete blocks shock Gilstead Rd residents

SINGAPORE: A gas leak occurred on Sunday morning at Gilstead Road off Dunearn Road in Bukit Timah, after a pile of concrete blocks from a construction site toppled over. No one was injured in the incident but SP PowerGrid said the impact and vibration of the toppled concrete blocks caused a gas leak from a gas valve, which was shut down by the SCDF. The gas leak lasted for about an hour, but gas supply to residents was not affected. The SCDF said they received a call about the incident at about 8.30am. A fire engine and two support vehicles were deployed to the scene. SCDF officers who were at the scene detected a smell of gas in the air. A team on site traced the gas smell to a ball valve in a gas pipe in the vicinity. Repair works were completed at about 10.30am. Residents living nearby said they heard loud explosions and their apartments shook from the rumble. One of th...

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