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Pregnant woman taken to hospital after tree fell on two cars on Orchard Road

Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF GARRIE LIM
Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF GARRIE LIM
Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: ROYSTON SIM
Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: ROYSTON SIM
Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: ROYSTON SIM
Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: ROYSTON SIM

Two cars were hit by a fallen tree next to the Singapore Visitors Centre along Orchard Road on Thursday evening, with a pregnant woman taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The uprooted tree led to traffic snarls during the evening peak hour, blocking two of five lanes along Orchard Road. Work crew on the scene said the tree had earlier blocked four lanes, leaving only one lane open to traffic.

A taxi's rear windscreen was smashed while a red Ford Focus was hit by tree branches. A lorry with a crane arrived at about 8.30pm to remove the tree.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call about the incident at 5.58pm, and an ambulance arrived on scene at 6.03pm. Its spokesman said a Chinese woman in her 30s who was 11 weeks pregnant was taken to the hospital after complaining of giddiness and nausea. Paramedics did not report any injuries on her.