Fallen tree at Pandan Valley condominium damages at least 5 cars

Heavy rain and strong winds had uprooted the old tree, which toppled onto at least five cars.
Heavy rain and strong winds had uprooted the old tree, which toppled onto at least five cars.PHOTO: PANDAN VALLEY CONDOMINIUM/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - After a stormy night, residents of a condominium at Pandan Valley woke up on Tuesday morning to discover their cars damaged by a fallen tree.

Heavy rain and strong winds had uprooted the old tree, which toppled onto at least five cars parked at Block 4 of Pandan Valley condominium.

Photos uploaded by residents on the condominium's Facebook page showed several cars pinned down by tree branches.

A resident, who declined to be named, told Channel News Asia that the incident happened after 11pm the previous night. She had heard a loud sound, but had assumed it was the rubbish chute. When she left for work at about 8am, she noticed that the area where her car was parked had been cordoned off.

She later discovered her car's front windscreen had cracked, while the rear window had caved in. She added that there were no injuries, as the incident had taken place late in the night.

The condominium management has been working to cut and remove the tree since Tuesday morning.