Did heavy rain lead to pool stop?
WHEN Mr Jingal Lee looked out the window of his condominium unit in Upper Bukit Timah yesterday
morning, he was greeted by an unusual sight.
A Comfort taxi lay submerged in the middle of the swimming pool of Southaven I, attracting much buzz from residents.
Mr Lee, 33, a Singapore Armed Forces regular, told My Paper that, according to neighbours, the taxi could have plunged into the pool at about 3am, when it was raining heavily. My Paper understands that only the driver was in the taxi.
Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the driver had accepted a booking to pick up a customer at the condominium.
It quoted an eyewitness as saying that the driver tried to open the door of the taxi after becoming submerged, but was unsuccessful. He later climbed out of the vehicle's window, shaken but unhurt. The eyewitness said the driver politely turned down a resident's offer to call for an ambulance.
According to Mr Lee, who submitted photos of the incident to citizen-journalism website Stomp, the taxi was removed from the pool at about 8.30am.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY GWENDOLYN NG