Police have arrested 27 suspects from South Asia in connection with the Little India riots on Sunday, which left 10 police officers and four civil defence officers injured.
The mob involved in the Little India riot attacked emergency vehicles that were responding to the fatal accident between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday.
The Singapore Police Force issued this press statement on Sunday night: "On Dec 8 at 2123 hrs, a fatal traffic accident occurred between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road.
Firefighters are at the scene putting out the flames that had engulfed two vehicles, believed to be an SCDF ambulance and a police patrol car. There were at least four police patrol cars overturned along the road. One minibus - which appeared to have collided with a civilian vehicle - was further down Buffalo Road.
At least three busloads of police officers in riot gear responded to a riot that broke out along Race Course Road around 10pm on Sunday night. The mob, believed to be made up mainly of foreign workers, apparently attacked an ambulance and a traffic police highway patrol car responding to an accident earlier in the vicinity.