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Event: AC Tech. Disaster
Number: 1986-000001
Country: SGP Singapore
Location: Owen Rd
Date (YMD): 1986-3-15
Time: 1125hrs
Duration:
Magnitude: -
Information Source:SCDF
Comments: The Hotel New World disaster happened on 15th March 1986 at 11.25am. The 6 level building with 1 basement carpark collapsed suddenly killing 33 people. The subsequent rescue effort saved 17 lives out of the 50 people trapped in the rubble. The immediate area of disaster was divided into 3 sectors for easy control and management of all rescue operations.The rescue operations were terminated on 21st March 1986 when all the survivors had been rescued and dead bodies removed.
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