Large tree falls on multiple vehicles in Toa Payoh car park, crushing at least 1 car


Jason Fan | December 13, 2020, 06:16 PM

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A large tree fell down at a Toa Payoh outdoor car park on Sunday morning (Dec. 13).

The tree apparently landed on multiple vehicles, and crushed at least one car, according to photos that have surfaced online.

Image via Weixiang Lim.

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan posted about the incident to Facebook as well, saying that at least four cars and several motorcycles were affected.

Resident heard loud noise

According to a resident who lives nearby, the incident happened at around 7am.

The resident, who lives on the seventh floor of a nearby block, told Mothership that he heard a loud noise while preparing for his morning walk.

By the time he reached downstairs to investigate the cause of the noise, the tree had already fallen.

Image via Weixiang Lim.

According to the resident, the tree is around five decades old.

When Mothership arrived at the scene at around 2pm, the tree was in the process of being removed.

Image via Jason Fan.

A large group of workers could be seen at the scene, cutting up the remains of the tree into smaller pieces to facilitate its transportation.

Image via Jason Fan.

The tree is likely to be extremely old, given that the width of the tree is comparable to the height of a person.

Image via Jason Fan.

Although it is unclear how tall the tree was before it fell, the surrounding trees are approximately eight stories tall, which allows one to estimate the tree's height.

Image via Jason Fan.

Image via Jason Fan.

Top image via Weixiang Lim.

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