Both lifts at Bedok HDB block shut off after residents conduct prayers along corridor

Submitted by Stomper Chan

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Both lifts at Block 747B Bedok Reservoir Crescent were shut off at about 11am on Sunday (Aug 25) after residents conducted prayers along a corridor at the third floor. 

Stomper Chan contributed photos of the incident to Stomp.

She told Stomp: "The inconsiderate residents had their prayers done at the corridor and caused both lifts to auto shut off due to the amount of smoke that went in.

"Other neighbours' houses were also flooded with smoke."

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman for Aljunied-Hougang Town Council said: "Our lifts at the block mentioned are equipped with smoke detectors, hence automatically shut off when excessive smoke was detected.

"Our Lift Contractor was activated immediately to assess the situation and the lifts were back in operation soon after.

"We have advised residents not to burn joss offerings at the common areas and to exercise good neighbourliness."