|Nobody expected it.
In a matter of minutes,
a six-storey hotel was reduced to a pile of
seen much success during its nation-building
years, but unfortunately, there were a few
major disasters that captured the nation's
The Hotel New
World collapse is one such disaster, claiming
the lives of 23 Singaporeans and 10
foreigners, and prompting an eye-witness to
exclaim that "it was like a horror
Another dramatic accident
happened in mid-air.
In 1983, seven
people died when two Sentosa cable cars
plunged 55 m into the sea after the derrick
of an oil drilling vessel struck the
people were rescued -- a
two-year-old boy from the sea and the others
from the suspended cable cars.
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|It was a Black Thursday
on Oct 12, 1978.
people died in an explosion on board
the Greek-owned tanker Spyros, while
69 were injured.