Passers-by exhibit 'kampung spirit', work together to remove tree that fell along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1

People helping to move a tree that fell along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017.
People helping to move a tree that fell along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017. PHOTO: MIKE GOH
People helping to move a tree that fell along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017.
People helping to move a tree that fell along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017. PHOTO: MIKE GOH
A group of about 20 people worked together to move the fallen tree that was obstructing traffic along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017.
A group of about 20 people worked together to move the fallen tree that was obstructing traffic along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on March 6, 2017.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 after the tree was cleared on March 6, 2017.
Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 after the tree was cleared on March 6, 2017.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A three-storey tall tree collapsed onto the road along Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on Monday (March 6) afternoon amidst heavy rain.

But the story did not end there. A group of about 20 passers-by later joined hands to move the hefty obstacle to the side of the road, according to a report from Shin Min Daily News.

This happened at about 4.30pm, half an hour or so after the tree first fell.

An eyewitness living in a nearby block told Shin Min that by this time, the line of cars stuck behind the tree had extended to 30m long.

The exasperated drivers then decided to take matters into their own hands. Together with some onlookers, an initial group of about 10 people made two unsuccessful efforts to remove the tree from the road.

A third attempt with 20 people along the full length of the tree finally succeeded in clearing the road.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said no one was injured.