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    Flash fire causes explosion at Somerset power substation
    By Wang Zheng/Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 02 July 2008 1657 hrs

    SINGAPORE: The explosion at the Somerset substation caused some 500 workers to leave their offices at 111 Somerset Road, formerly known as the Singapore Power building.

    Four people were injured and sent to the Singapore General Hospital. One of them suffered 2nd degree burns and the rest were treated for smoke inhalation.

    Workers from other nearby malls and offices streamed out onto the streets. A part of the Orchard Road shopping belt was briefly plunged into darkness and traffic was also disrupted after a flash fire broke out a power substation.

    SP PowerGrid said its contractor had been carrying out maintenance work at the 66-kilovolt (66kV) substation when a flash fire occurred.

    The explosion also disrupted traffic and triggered blackouts at many buildings in the Orchard Road vicinity.

    Weng Enqi from *Scape Youth Centre, said: "It happened really fast. All the lights went out and we heard a loud bang and we felt the vibrations from the bang. My colleague shouted, "Explosion!" because from her window she could actually see a ball of fire." - CNA/vm
    Any of u guys affected or taken any picts of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Flash fire causes explosion at Somerset power substation
    By Wang Zheng/Satish Cheney, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 02 July 2008 1657 hrs



    Any of u guys affected or taken any picts of it?
    of coz, singtel comcenter ( data center) is next to it only.....but luckily not affected...but everyone was running around....
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    of coz, singtel comcenter ( data center) is next to it only.....but luckily not affected...but everyone was running around....
    The datacenter would have a backup system...
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    Default Re: Explosion at Somerset power substation!!!

    my office is at 13th floor. We heard "boom" loud enough to be believed there's an explosion. So we went to the window to see what happened outside. Most of my colleagues thought its the opposite new building (newly constructed building) with some problem.

    But we saw people outside looking at our direction and pointing something. I received call to evacuate the building.

    We went down the stairs as normal and people are just wondering what happened.

    It was my first "boom" experience at tall building, lucky it was minor incident to overall safety.

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