Close shave for resident after gas leak blows hole in his apartment wall

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He had just come home and was resting in his bedroom when he heard a loud blast coming from the kitchen. When he rushed there, Li Shenghe (transliteration) found a large hole in the wall and debris strewn everywhere. The damage was later deemed to be caused by a gas leak. The incident took place at Li's two-bedroom apartment on...

A gas leak blew out a hole in the kitchen wall of an apartment in Newton.He had just come home and was resting in his bedroom when he heard a loud blast coming from the kitchen.

"I usually go to the kitchen to make coffee in the evening, but didn't go that night. Instead, I was resting in the room next to the kitchen.Li also found debris along the walkway leading to the living room. The next morning, the building manager came to inspect the home and then informed the Singapore Civil Defence Force .

According to Shin Min, around 50 residents were evacuated from the building at around 10am on Thursday morning and were allowed back in at around 2pm.Li told the Chinese newspaper that he moved into the apartment four years ago and had discovered cracks in the wall last December.

 

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