Singapore

Tree hits cars, blocks road

Three cars were damaged by a falling tree on Sime Road following heavy rain yesterday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident near the Singapore Island Country Club around 10.55am and dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, an ambulance and a support vehicle.

No one was trapped in the vehicles and no injuries were reported, a spokesman said. SCDF personnel remained at the scene to assist with clearing the debris.

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who was held up at the site, posted pictures on Facebook. He said it was lucky no one was seriously injured, though the driver of an Uber car suffered slight cuts from broken glass. Mr Goh wrote: "I had to walk around the fallen tree to go home in another car waiting on the other side of the tree."

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