The rupture of a storage water heater in a Cote D’Azur apartment in Marine Parade on Saturday (Sept 30) smashed the glass doors and windows of the unit’s balcony.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a call for assistance at 70, Marine Parade Road – the location of Cote D’Azur condominium – at about 5.10pm, and sent a fire engine.
The incident was believed to have involved the rupture of a storage water heater in the fifth-floor unit.
The SCDF found no signs of fire upon its arrival at the scene. There were no reported injuries.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the impact of the explosion was so strong that the glass doors and windows to the balcony of the master bedroom were shattered and the fragments were scattered everywhere.
A staff member at the condominium who did not want to be named told Shin Min that a man had just stepped out of the toilet when the water heater ruptured, and that the impact was so strong it threw him onto the bed.