Emergency vehicles responding to accident in Little India attacked

Emergency vehicles responding to accident in Little India attacked

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted at 9:25pm to a road traffic accident at the junction of Race Course Road and Tekka Lane on December 8. Upon arrival, there was a man trapped under a bus, said SCDF in a statement. 

An SCDF paramedic pronounced him dead on arrival. SCDF rescuers extricated the body using hydraulic rescue equipment.

Projectiles were thrown at the SCDF rescuers while they were extricating the body. A total of nine SCDF vehicles were damaged in the incident.

Five vehicles were burnt:One SCDF ambulance, three police vehicles, and one motorbike.

At the time of this report, SCDF had conveyed 18 casualties including four SCDF personnel to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

natlim@sph.com.sg

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