Kembangan-Chai Chee fireworks display cut short after stray projectile hit HDB block, Latest Singapore News

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The New Year’s Day fireworks display in Kembangan-Chai Chee was cut short abruptly after a stray projectile hit the outer facade wall of a Housing Board block.

No accidents had been reported, stated the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Centre on its Facebook web page on Saturday (Jan 1).

Kembangan-Chai Chee was one in every of 10 heartland places the place members of the general public had been capable of watch firework shows final evening to ring within the new yr.

On Saturday morning, a Facebook person uploaded a video exhibiting crowds gathering in Ubi Avenue 1 to look at the fireworks.

Mid-way by the video, a projectile might be seen hitting a top-floor unit of an HDB block.

 

Fireworks gone unsuitable!! fortunately it didnt went by the window. Skip to 1.38seconds haha!

Posted by Din Borok on Friday, December 31, 2021

The Kembangan-Chai Chee CC stated that instantly after the incident, its officers instructed the fireworks display to be stopped.

It added: “We additionally visited the unit the place the projectile had landed close by, to be sure that the household was protected.

“The family assured us that no one was hurt nor was there any damage to their home, as the projectile had only hit the outer facade wall near a window.”

Thanking the household for his or her understanding and residents for his or her concern, Kembangan-Chai Chee CC stated: “We are working closely with our vendor to ascertain what happened and how we can prevent this in future.”

Meanwhile, individuals who gathered in Buona Vista had been left disenchanted at midnight when the fireworks they thought could be there have been set off at Commonwealth as a substitute.

Buona Vista was listed as one of many 10 spots the place there could be fireworks shows for the brand new yr, and these individuals apparently took it to imply close to the MRT station there, going by movies shared on-line.

The individuals who gathered caught glimpses of the fireworks in neighbouring Commonwealth, however felt the situation ought to have been extra clearly said.

TikTok person estellasia put up a video of the fireworks at Commonwealth, taken from a excessive ground, particularly for many who had missed it at Buona Vista. Watch it right here:

 

@estellasia Only this morning we realised everybody under us weren’t cheering truly ???? #Hello2022 #fireworks #buonavista #commonwealth ♬ original sound – estellasia

 

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