Christmas outing ends in harrowing experience

In a statement, the National Parks Board said two trees were uprooted at around 5.30pm at Sembawang Park. The trees were a Tabebuia rosea measuring about 18m in height and 3.6m in girth, and an Erythrophleum suaveolens, which was around 21m tall and
In a statement, the National Parks Board said two trees were uprooted at around 5.30pm at Sembawang Park. The trees were a Tabebuia rosea measuring about 18m in height and 3.6m in girth, and an Erythrophleum suaveolens, which was around 21m tall and 3.1m in girth.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

What began as a Christmas celebration at Sembawang Park ended in chaos for Ms Carine Yeo, 44, and her friends.

Ms Yeo, a supervisor with SMRT, and her colleagues were enjoying food and drinks underneath a shelter at the park when the roof collapsed under the weight of an uprooted tree.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2018, with the headline 'Christmas outing ends in harrowing experience'. Print Edition | Subscribe