Worker injured after thunderstorm causes heavy damage to nursery, farm in Lim Chu Kang

Worker injured after thunderstorm causes heavy damage to nursery, farm in Lim Chu Kang

Damage to Lim Chu Kang farm and nursery 3
One person was taken to hospital after a thunderstorm caused heavy damage to Koon Lee Nursery and Chew's Agriculture in Lim Chu Kang. (Photo: Mac Teo)

SINGAPORE: One person was taken to hospital after a thunderstorm caused heavy damage to Koon Lee Nursery and Chew's Agriculture in Lim Chu Kang on Friday (Mar 30).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to a call for ambulance assistance at 2 Murai Farmway at around 4pm. 

A 38-year-old worker from the nursery was taken conscious to Ng Teng Fong Hospital.

Channel NewsAsia understands the police and officials from the Building and Construction Authority were at the scene. 

Video and photos of the storm's aftermath showed widespread damage to the nursery with collapsed structures and debris strewn across the ground. A fire engine could also be seen at the scene.

Damage to Lim Chu Kang farm and nursery 2
A heavy thunderstorm caused widespread damage on Friday (Mar 30). (Photo: Mac Teo)

Damage to Lim Chu Kang farm and nursery 1
Damage caused by the heavy thunderstorm. (Photo: Mac Teo)

Fallen trees were also seen in the area, with 31-year-old passerby Kenny Koh, an operations manager, telling Channel NewsAsia he saw a fallen tree blocking both lanes on Murai Farmway in Lim Chu Kang at around 4.40pm. 

A video taken by him showed collapsed structures in the area. 

Singapore was hit by heavy rain and strong winds on Friday, with fallen trees leading to bus diversions and traffic jams. 

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Source: CNA/nc

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