Arrested: 3 men who set off fireworks in Yishun during Deepavali

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Three men have been arrested for setting off fireworks on Deepavali at (where else) Yishun, according to the police.

Aged between 30 and 32, the men had allegedly done the illegal deed on the top deck of a multi-storey carpark at Block 419A Yishun Avenue 11 at 12:07am, giving residents nearby a small, unexpected treat shock.

The police were alerted to loud sounds coming from the carpark, and they identified the men involved after extensive investigations. Two suspects were arrested yesterday, while the third was arrested today.

Investigations are currently underway.

If they’re convicted of the offence of discharging dangerous fireworks, they can be jailed a maximum of two years and/or fined between $2,000 and $10,000.

Just last Friday, another man was arrested for reportedly setting off fireworks at the rooftop garden of Block 307A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

The use of fireworks in Singapore was regulated in 1968 after Chinese New Year celebratory fireworks became a serious public issue, sparking fires in various areas across the island. On Aug 1, 1971, the total ban of fireworks in Singapore was put into place, allowing only exceptions for particular events (read: NDP) with appropriate safety precautions.

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