A section of the former UIC building located along Shenton Way, which was being demolished, collapsed in an unplanned way onto a road today at about 5pm. The SCDF said that one worker was sent to SGH.
SCDF also sent in two pictures of rescue personnel combing the area with search dogs.
The SCDF spokesperson said:
"At 4.44pm, SCDF received a call requesting assistance at No. 5 Shenton Way.
"The above mentioned resources were dispatched: Two fire-bikes, two fire engines, one red rhino, one Ambulance and three supporting vehicles.
"The incident involved the collapse of a portion of a multi-story car park measuring about 30m by 20m.
"The collapse occurred as the multi-story car park was undergoing a phased demolition process.
"SCDF personnel, including DART, together with our search dogs, conducted two search operations at the affected site and had also confirmed with the site supervisor that all 19 workers who were working in the area, have been accounted for.
"SCDF completed its operations at 8pm and its personnel returned to their respected fire stations."
STOMPer AC, Ben, Yann and Shannon all sent in pictures and comments of the incident.
"I heard a loud booming sound and the ground shook while we were in the office working.
"I thought it was an earthquake or very loud thunder.
"I realised that it was due to the collapse of one side of the former UIC building, which was being demolished.
"It looks like the demolition work went wrong.
"I hope there are no injuries or fatalities."
"There's been a construction accident at Shenton Way
"I saw a crane toppled over at the Shenton Way construction site."
"There was a major accident at the UIC building today.
"This is the bird's eye view of the UIC building accident site which happened this evening."
STOMPer Shannon said:
"Our entire office at level 27 of DBS building tower two, vibrated and a loud bang was heard at 4.25pm today.
"We saw an ambulance, fire engines and police cars around the vicinity of the UIC building."