Start the year with a bang, literally: HDB block in Ubi hit by ‘stray projectile’ from New Year fireworks display


Singapore – When folks say to start out the year with a bang, such was the case, actually, for a Housing and Development Board (HDB) block at Ubi after a stray projectile from a close by New Year’s fireworks display hit the space.

“Fireworks gone wrong!” wrote Facebook user Din Barok on Saturday (Jan 1).

He connected a video of a fireworks display when at the 1.38-second mark, a projectile hit a close by HDB block.

Photo: FB screengrab/Din Borok

“Luckily, it didn’t went through the window,” Mr Din added.

Instagram web page @sgfollowsall uploaded one other video taken from a completely different angle. This time, the individual behind the digicam was close to the trajectory of the stray projectile.

Photo: Instagram screengrab/sgfollowsall

“They say, start the year with a BANG! We literally did that!” the publish’s caption famous.

Photo: Instagram screengrab/sgfollowsall

“During the fireworks display, a stray projectile had hit the external facade wall of an HDB block,” based on Kampong Kembangan Community Club as reported by Channel News Asia.

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“For everyone’s safety, our officers on-site immediately instructed the fireworks display to be stopped.”

The fireworks organisers additionally visited the unit the place the projectile had landed to make sure that the household was secure.

“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,” mentioned the organisers.

Meanwhile, the group membership mentioned it was working carefully with the fireworks vendor to find out what occurred and the way it might be prevented in the future.

In one other video posted on Singapore Incidents Facebook web page, the reverse occurred for members of the public watching the fireworks display at Buona Vista.

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“2022 already threw us a joke,” the caption learn.

Photo: FB screangrab/Singapore Incidents

As the viewers counted all the way down to the new year and reached “one,” their shouts and cheers had been met with a silent sky.

“Huh, where are the fireworks?” the individual behind the digicam requested.

According to the People’s Association, there have been 10 heartland locations with a scheduled fireworks display. They occurred at Bedok, Bishan, Boon Lay, Buona Vista, Chua Chu Kang, Hougang, Kembangan-Chai Chee, Sembawang, Tampines and Woodlands./TISG

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