Fatal traffic accident led to riot in Little India

Fatal traffic accident led to riot in Little India

A fatal traffic accident occurred between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road on Dec 8 at 9:23pm.

Shortly after, a riot broke out involving a crowd of about 400 subjects where the subjects damaged five police vehicles and one ambulance, according to a statement issued by the Singapore Police Force.

Several other private vehicles were also damaged. 10 officers were injured.

Police activated resources from Special Operations Command and Gurkha Contingent to the scene and the situation is under control.

Police would like to advise the public in the area to remain indoors while police operations are ongoing. Other members of the public are advised to keep away from the vicinity. Members of the public are also advised to stay calm and not to speculate on this incident.

Members of the public with any information of the riot are advised to call the police at 1800-2550000. or submit their feedback via www.spf.gov.sg/feedback.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Teo Chee Hean, said, "This is a serious incident which has resulted in injuries and damage to public property. the situation is now under control. Police will spare no efforts to apprehend the subjects involved in the riot."

natlim@sph.com.sg

 

 

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