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Little India Riot: Mob attacked emergency vehicles responding to the fatal accident

-- READER PHOTO: CHLOE CHUA
-- READER PHOTO: CHLOE CHUA

The mob involved in the Little India riot attacked emergency vehicles that were responding to the fatal accident between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday.

"Upon arrival, there was a man trapped under a bus," said the spokesman. "An SCDF paramedic pronounced him dead on arrival (and) SCDF rescuers extricated the body using hydraulic rescue equipment. Projectiles were thrown at the SCDF rescuers while they were extricating the body. A total of 9 SCDF vehicles were damaged in the incident."

At the time of this report, the SCDF had conveyed 18 casualties including four SCDF personnel to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.