Nicole Highway incidence


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ya, heard from YES933 that ppl at some of the buildings there were evacuated, and unconfirmed sources that black out occured :bigeyes:
 

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not much details at AsiaOne:

Road collapse at Nicoll Highway
A portion of Nicoll Highway behind Golden Mile Complex, towards Shenton Way, has collapsed & traffic is not passable. - A1 News
 

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SINGAPORE (AP)--Singapore authorities were responding Tuesday to a highway fire on the eastern outskirts of the city''s business district as several nearby high-rises reported blackouts, police and fire authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths, police spokesman Tan Soo Nik said.

Firefighters were responding to an emergency on Nicoll Highway, Singapore civil Defense Force spokesman Zulkifli Kassim said.

"We''re responding to a fire at Nicoll Highway," Kassim said. "I don''t have any other details at the moment."

State broadcaster NewsRadio 93.8 quoted an eyewitness as saying he saw a 30-foot section of Singapore''s Nicoll Highway had caved in.

Several high-rises in the area were suffering from power outages, the radio reports said.

An eyewitness told Channel News Asia that a pedestrian bridge over the road had also collapsed.

The local TV station also reported the blackouts lasted only 15 minutes, from 0735 GMT.

Singapore''s Land Transport Authority is building a new subway line under Nicoll Highway.



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Road collapses along Nicoll Highway
A PORTION of Nicoll Highway outside the Golden Mile Complex appears to have collapsed, and access to the road has been blocked off by police and civil defence officers at the scene.

This happened at around 3:45 pm.

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Water is gushing out of the road, and the highway has been cordoned off, including the portion spanning the Kallang River.

Eyewitnesses have reported a power outage in the nearby Suntec City. No information on injuries, if any, has come in so far.

Watch this space for more developments.
Road collapses along Nicoll Highway
A PORTION of Nicoll Highway outside the Golden Mile Complex appears to have collapsed, and access to the road has been blocked off by police and civil defence officers at the scene.

This happened at around 3:45 pm.

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Water is gushing out of the road, and the highway has been cordoned off, including the portion spanning the Kallang River.

Eyewitnesses have reported a power outage in the nearby Suntec City. No information on injuries, if any, has come in so far.

Watch this space for more developments.
 

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Got a friend working there... heard its a MRT construction that collapsed. Both roads are cracked and the surrounding buildings are being evacuated.
 

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Thanks for the information really. At Gateway we were also affected by blackout. We saw the traffic jams earlier on and thot it was due to an accident. My colleague saw about 4 ambulances travelling upwards Nicoll highway and a fire engine. Hope no casualites though...
 

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Live reporter on Radio:

eye witness.. loud bang... smell of gas... golden mile vacated.. fire alarm triggered... several fire engines... several SCDF ambulances... dunno if anyone's been hurt... everyone waiting for anwers..
 

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Road collapses along Nicoll Highway
A PORTION of Nicoll Highway near the Golden Mile Complex, where the MRT's Circle Line is being built, appears to have collapsed. Access to the road has been blocked off by police and civil defence officers at the scene.Four workers are missing, according to police spokesman Tan Puay Kern.

Acording to eyewitnesses, the pedestrain bridge across the highway near the affected area also collapsed.


The collapse interrupted the electricity supply to the Marina Centre area, affecting the Esplanade, Suntec City and Marina Square areas, according to a statement from Singapore Power.

Power was restored about 20 minutes later. The statement said the collapse of the road damaged transmission cables supplying the area.

The Land Transport Authority said that the collapse occurred around 3.30pm when excavation works at the Nicoll Highway MRT station transit worksite - part of the Stage 1 of the Circle Line - near the Merdeka Bridge behind Golden Mile collapsed.

The collapse happened at around 3.45 pm, and Singapore Civil Defence personnel are still evacuating commuters from the scene. No information on injuries, if any, has come in so far.

Water is gushing out of the road, and the highway has been cordoned off, including the portion spanning the Kallang River.

Eyewitnesses have reported a power outage in the nearby Suntec City.

A marketing communications manager working at the Suntec City told The Straits Times Interactive that the blackout occurred at around 4pm but was restored within 20 minutes.

She said that the situation is back to normal at Suntec City with aircondition, lights and telephone lines back on.
 

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4 pple accounted missing.. one of which is the crane operator
hopefully they will be fine and the authority get the situation under control quickly.....
 

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latest unconfirmed is that the 4 cranes working in the area got buried in, along with 20 workers..
 

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Latest update from straits time online

Police said an underground explosion caused the cave-in.

Another eyewitness told The Straits Times Interactive that the Navy's Fokker planes are circling the site.
 

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