Tree falls on car in Punggol cracking windscreen during Feb. 20 heavy rain trapping driver inside

No injuries were reported, fortunately.

Zhangxin Zheng | February 21, 2022, 10:28 AM

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Several parts of Singapore experienced a sudden downpour on Feb. 20 afternoon.

The torrential rain caused a tree to snap and fall onto a car at the car park driveway near Block 289C Punggol Place.

A video shared by a Mothership reader showed that the car under the fallen tree with Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel using equipment to break the tree up.

Video screenshot from Mothership reader.

A photo shared with Mothership also showed that a tree branch had broken the windscreen of the car.

In response to Mothership's queries, SCDF confirmed that they were alerted to a call for assistance at the said location on Feb. 20 at around 3:15pm.

Upon SCDF's arrival, a person was found trapped in the driver's seat of the car.

The person was rescued by SCDF eventually and no injuries were reported.

Top image via Mothership reader