Glass panel on Springleaf Tower's exterior shatters

SINGAPORE - A glass panel on the exterior of Springleaf Tower along Anson Road shattered on Tuesday morning.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said in a statement that "parts of the glass panel had fallen from about 10m above ground". BCA was notified of this incident at around 11am by the police.

The cause of this incident is still under investigation.

When The Straits Times visited the scene, the area under the broken glass panel had been cordoned off. Shards of glass could be seen on the overhead shelter below the broken glass panel.

A passer-by who wanted to be known as Ujang said that the area where the glass panel broke is a high human traffic area.

"It's dangerous because of the flying debris," said Ms Ujang, who is in her fifties and has worked in Springleaf Tower for about 10 years.

However, no injury was reported.

BCA has ordered the management corporation to engage specialists to investigate the cause of the incident and ensure that existing glass panels are secure.

The building management declined to give comments.

rtan@sph.com.sg