JEM ceiling collapse due to leaky pipe, closed till further notice

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Photo courtesy: Lawrence Chong
Photo courtesy: Lawrence Chong
Workers evacuated from the mall.
Photo courtesy: Lawrence Chong

SINGAPORE – JEM shopping mall located at Jurong East will be closed till further notice. 240 shops will be affected by this closure.

The incident took place on Wednesday night at about 10.15 pm and three women in their 30s were injured.

According to an eye witness, a broken pipe caused the mall to be flooded soon after the collapse. The retail store of Fossil, an American designer and manufacturer, was affected by the flood.

OCBC bank has posted on their Facebook page informing their customers of the closure of the branch.

Tenants are concerned that the collapse might deter patrons from visiting the mall.

There was also a fire incident at JEM on the 17th of August 2013. Three employees working at the Ready-to-Eat counter at NTUC FairPrice Xtra store became casualties.

It is not known if the tenants will sue JEM management for negligence.