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New World Hotel Collapse

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About the New World Hotel
The Hotel New World collapse in Little India was the worst civil disaster in Singapore since 1978 (Spyros explosion).
Fatalties
The collapse left 33 people dead and was considered one of the worst disasters in post-war Singapore. A rescue operation involving more than 500 personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the Fire Service, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and foreign experts lasted for four days, and the rescuers pulled out 17 survivors from the rubble.
Human or Mechanical Error ??
The Lian Yak Building, popularly known as Hotel New World, collapsed on 15 March 1986 due to structural faults and poor-quality construction. So therefore it is a mechanical error.
Chronology of events. (1987, March 15). The Straits Times, p. 2. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from NewspaperSG.

Hon, J. (1987). Hotel New World collapse. Singapore: Times Books International.
(Call no.: RSING 904.7095957 HON)
New World Hotel Collapse
By : Moeshia Curry

About the New World Hotel Collapse
The New World Hotel collapse on March 15, 1986. In New York City. The Hotel New World collapse in Little India was the worst civil disaster in Singapore since 1978 (Spyros explosion). The collapse left 33 people dead and was considered one of the worst disasters in post-war Singapore. A rescue operation involving more than 500 personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the Fire Service, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and foreign experts lasted for four days, and the rescuers pulled out 17 survivors from the rubble.
How Was it resolved ?
The New World Hotel Collapse brought all of Singaporeans all races and religions. The National Heritage Board launched the Hotel New Hotel World exhibition for Singaporeand to gather to remember the importance of Singaporean. This tragic incident drew many Singaporeans closer in the face of disaster, fortifying a refreshing sense of unity among the communities.
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