FLOODING AT JEM’S SECOND STORY

A blocked waste pipe within popular food chain Saladworks caused a backflow of water, which flooded the 2nd level of JEM on Thursday evening.

The flooding took place at about 5PM in the late afternoon.

A representative for JEM said that a technical team was dispatched to take care of the problem immediately.

“As at 8.15pm, water has been cleared from the affected area.”

She added that the mall continued to be open for business.

This is the latest in a string of incidents at JEM. Most recently, a fire broke out near the H&M boutique on Apr 3. According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the blaze had started from electrical wires in the exterior wall of the building.

In August 2013, a deep fryer caused a small fire at the NTUC FairPrice Xtra supermarket, while a car caught fire in the basement car park days later. In September that year, false ceiling panels on the first floor collapsed due to a burst water pipe, injuring three people, and causing the mall to be temporarily shut for checks.

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