Shoppers get caught in 'rain' inside Jem after suspected sprinkler malfunction

SINGAPORE - A suspected fire sprinkler malfunction in Jem earlier today (Jun 17) at around 12.45pm has flooded the first floor of the mall, surprising shoppers with sudden indoor rain.

Stomp contributors at the scene sent in photos and a video of the sprinklers dousing the mall with mist as well as the flood.

According to Stomp contributor Audrey, the sprinklers have since been shut off and staff are trying to clear the flood water.

In the video sent in by Stomp contributor James, water can be seen falling like rain through the empty space down to the first floor.

This is not the first time that Jem has encountered problems.

Last year, the mall experienced two fires in August and a ceiling collapse in September.

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Water from sprinklers at JEM mall damages goods; some shops forced to close by Lim Yan Liang, The Straits Times, June 17, 2014

SINGAPORE - A JEM spokesman said that water sprinklers on the atrium side of the mall "were triggered" at about 12.15pm, causing water to reach some areas on levels B1, 1 and 2 as well as some tenants' shops. The spokesman did not say what caused the sprinklers to go off.

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