Singapore

Thunderstorm causes flash floods

Heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of Singapore yesterday afternoon. This car was stuck in a flooded stretch of Yio Chu Kang Road, outside the Church of St Vincent de Paul.

The National Environment Agency had warned of thundery showers with gusty wind expected over the northern, eastern and central areas of the island.

Updates by PUB on its Twitter page indicated that the flood risk was high on some roads.

The water agency said in a tweet at 4.47pm that flash floods had occurred at Lorong Buangkok. A community plaza in an HDB estate in Ang Mo Kio was also filled with rainwater,

The Straits Times reported.