Palm tree falls and smashes into tiles on covered walkway at Whampoa Drive

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A tree fell and smashed into a covered walkway in front of Block 86 Whampoa Drive amidst heavy rain on Wednesday morning (May 8).

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos he took of the tree.

The impact from the fall caused tiles on the sheltered walkway to break and drop to the ground.

"Luckily nobody got injured," said the Stomper.

In response to a Stomp media query, a spokesman from Jalan Besar Town Council said they have since removed the palm tree that fell due to strong winds and heavy downpour.

"We have also made arrangements to replace the broken tiles on the roof of the covered walkway," the spokesman said.