Burst pipe shoots out massive geyser of water at construction site along Gambas Avenue

Video screengrabs
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In a (kinda) dramatic clip uploaded on Facebook earlier this afternoon, a towering water geyser — estimated to be seven floors high — was seen shooting out from the ground of a construction site along Gambas Avenue.

It’s unclear when exactly the water started gushing out next to the multi-story carpark of the new-ish Woodlands Rise residential estate.

A resident of the Block 785C Woodlands Rise who made a call to the Public Utilities Board (PUB) noted to Coconuts Singapore that the massive fountain was apparently due to a burst underground pipe. It is understood that the PUB is currently working on rectifying the issue and the relevant contractors have been informed.

The same location, in more peaceful days. Photo: Google Maps screengrab (Dec 2017)

Facebook user Nuruddyn AF uploaded the clip online, joking that Woodlands has a Songkran of its own, in reference to the Thai water festival. A voice offscreen can be heard quipping about getting a carwash, while another concluded that “Someone’s in trouble”. And rightly so.

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