Heavy Rain Brought Flood to Henderson Road District


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More than 1,000 people were fed by the Social Welfare Department after widespread floods hit various parts of Singapore today. Hardest hit was the Henderson Road and Red Hill District, where hundreds of attap houses were flooded, making cooking and eating impossible. More than two inches of rain fell in Singapore between 11 am and 2 pm. At least one life was lost – that of a boy, who was swept down a monsoon drain. In 1954, a similar incident happened in Tiong Bahru Area.

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