Burst pipe at Bukit Batok West leads to "fountain" several storeys high

Members of the public gather to look at the gushing water. (Photo: Lee Mei Zhen)

A “water fountain” several storeys high sprouted up in a Singapore neighbourhood after a pipe burst at the junction of Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 on Tuesday night (26 Sept).

In a post on Facebook, national water agency PUB said it had “received reports of a pipe leak” since 9.53pm.

“Our officers and contractors are attending to the incident,” the PUB said, adding that motorists were advised to take alternate routes.

Officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) were also on the scene.

The water from the burst piped gushed to a height of several stories. (Photo: Lee Mei Zhen)

Bukit Batok resident Lee Mei Zhen said she saw the flood across the street at around 10.50pm when she went to a nearby McDonald’s to get supper.

“It was pretty loud,” the social worker told Yahoo News Singapore. “By then, the fire engine and police cars were already there.”

Police and SCDF vehicles on the scene at Bukit Batok West. (Photo: Lee Mei Zhen)

A crowd of about 20 to 30 people had also gathered across the street, Lee said.

In videos on social media, water can be seen gushing from the ground to a height of a few storeys.

Part of the junction was also flooded with water as a result.