Sinkhole appears on road in front of Punggol school

A sinkhole about 30 to 40cm wide appeared in front of Edgefield Secondary School on Tuesday (Feb 28) night.
A sinkhole about 30 to 40cm wide appeared in front of Edgefield Secondary School on Tuesday (Feb 28) night.PHOTO: MUHAMMAD ZAINO
The hole was later cordoned off.
The hole was later cordoned off.PHOTO: MUHAMMAD ZAINO

SINGAPORE - A sinkhole appeared on a road near a school in Punggol on Tuesday (Feb 28) night.

A hole about 30 to 40cm wide opened up near a traffic junction in front of Edgefield Secondary School, Punggol resident Muhammad Zaino told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old had posted photos of people gathered around the hole on his Facebook page.

The area around the hole was later cordoned off.

Mr Zaino, who works in security, told ST that he looked out of his window and saw the hole at 7.15pm.

"No one was hurt," he said.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (March 1) told ST that it was alerted to the hole on the extreme left lane of Punggol Field on Tuesday.

The defect was rectified and the lane opened to traffic at 4am on Wednesday.

This is the second time this month a sinkhole has appeared on a road here.

On Feb 17, a sinkhole about a metre wide opened up along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. Water agency PUB said it received a report of the sinkhole in the vicinity of its reinstated water pipe laying trench and mobilised its contractor.