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Water from sprinklers at JEM mall damages goods; some shops forced to close

Published on Jun 17, 2014 7:54 PM

SINGAPORE - Sprinklers that unexpectedly went off at the JEM mall on Tuesday afternoon damaged goods and forced some tenants to shutter for the day to clean up.

The mall also cordoned off a section of the ground floor until about 4pm to clear away the water, while some escalators remained switched off into the evening.

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.

The incident, which lasted a few minutes, caused the ground floor to be covered in water that was about toe-deep, said skin care company Astalift's shop manager Denise Su.

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