This is an UPDATE to the SCDF news release issued on 9 Dec 2013 at 1.40am.
60 SCDF personnel were deployed for the incident and 12 of whom sustained injuries such as lacerations on the face and cuts on their hands. The injuries sustained were due to projectiles hurled at them while they were carrying out their duties at the incident site. All of them have since been discharged from the hospital.
In total, 9 SCDF vehicles were badly damaged. These include 3 ambulances, 1 Red Rhino, 1 fire engine and 4 support vehicles. 1 of the ambulances was completely burnt at the incident site, while the remaining vehicles had varying degree of damages such as smashed windshields, and scratches and dents to the doors and frame.
Notwithstanding this incident, we would like to assure the public that there is no disruption to the provision of our fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services. The morale and spirit of SCDF personnel remains high and committed towards our life saving mission.