Windows shook violently

Windows shook violently

Fire at Tuas incineration plant causes multiple explosions and leaves three injured

The first explosion surprised him. The second, which came soon after, made him run out of his office building.

"The initial explosion was small and happened around 5.10pm. The second caused the windows to vibrate violently," said Mr Mayachandran Selvaraja, 35.

The technician at ST Kinetics and his five colleagues hurriedly left their building at Tuas Ave 7.

Once outside the building they saw black smoke covering the sky.

"We didn't know what happened and what caused the fire but we thought it could be from a chemical factory nearby. We were all asking, what if the fire spreads to other buildings?" said Mr Mayachandran.

"One of us thought that it might have been a bomb attack."

The cause of the explosions was a fire at an incineration plant at No 7, Tuas Avenue 10. Three people were injured in the incident that happened yesterday evening. According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire involved flammable chemicals.

They added that the fire was approximately the size of two football fields.

Ms Ong Guat Eng, 40, owner of a waffles store in Sin Hwa Eating House saw the fire and immediately called 995.

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