NUS sues 3 firms for $55m over fire caused by gas leak

It says their alleged negligence when undertaking tasks resulted in five-hour blaze on Aug 10, 2012

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is suing three companies for $55.3 million following a fire caused by a gas leak at its Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore(Seris).

The afternoon blaze on Aug 10, 2012, which took firefighters nearly five hours to douse, caused NUS to spend more than $46 million on rebuilding a laboratory and replacing equipment at the institute. The sum forms the bulk of the damages it is seeking to recover from the three defendants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2019, with the headline NUS sues 3 firms for $55m over fire caused by gas leak. Subscribe