Mobile crane crashes into HDB block at Woodlands Centre

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SINGAPORE - Residents at Woodlands Centre awoke to a shocking scene on Wednesday morning, after a mobile crane crashed into a building, damaging one of its walls and some pillars.

Citizen journalism site Stomp reported that the incident happened at 6.45am at Block 2A, where a POSB branch is located.

Stomp contributor Derrick told the website that he was awoken by strong vibrations.

When he investigated the cause, he found a large vehicle had crashed and toppled at the ground floor.

In the photos sent by the Stomp contributor, pieces of concrete can seen around the accident site.

"The vibration I felt was really strong," he said.

According to Channel NewsAsia, the driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle while making a turn. The 36-year-old man was subsequently arrested.

Although a motorcycle was trapped under the vehicle, Channel NewsAsia reported that the police said no one was injured in the accident.

Investigations are ongoing.

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