A 55-year-old Singaporean bus driver is assisting police with investigations into a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old Indian national, and the first riot in Singapore in more than 40 years.
Bukit Brown Cemetery
Take a virtual tour of the heritage trail of the Bukit Brown Cemetery – the oldest surviving Chinese cemetery in our country – before part of it makes way for a new highway to be completed in 2016. (Photos from bukitbrown.com)
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Hundreds of South Asian workers rioted in Singapore late Sunday after being enraged by a fatal road accident, leaving 18 people injured and police vehicles burnt in the city-state's worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years. A police statement said the disturbance started in the congested Little India district when a 33-year-old Indian man was killed after being hit by a private bus. Police said about 400 people on the scene began rioting, attacking the bus as well as police vehicles after officers responded to reports of a commotion. A total of 27 South Asian workers were arrested on charges of rioting, which is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus caning, police said.