The Jem mall in Jurong East continues to be closed since the ceiling collapse on Wednesday night. The mall will not be reopened to the public while safety checks and tests are being conducted around the site.
Barriers and signs on the mall’s closure have been put up around Jem. PHOTO & VIDEO: RAZOR TV
“We are investigating the cause of the incident and are working closely with the authorities,” said mall developer Land Lease, in a statement released to the media, as reported by Razor TV. “As a precautionary measure, the mall will not be open to the public until we are satisfied with the safety of the site.”
The weight of the water from a leaking water pipe caused a section of the false ceiling to collapse at level one, on September 18. According to The Straits Times, the accident took place at about 10pm; three people were injured in the accidents.
A leaking water pipe and the weight of the collected water are thought to be the likely cause of the ceiling’s collapse, said the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) after site checks on Thursday.
Although the structural integrity of the building has not been affected, the BCA did ask for a full investigation into the cause of the accident. The water pipes and false ceilings at the mall will also be checked in the meantime.
WATCH TENANTS AND SINGAPORE SHOPPERS REACT TO THE MALL’S CLOSURE HERE: