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RIOT IN SINGAPORE LITTLE INDIA

 
SINGAPORE: At least three busloads of police officers in riot gear responded to a riot that broke out along Race Course Road around 10pm on Sunday night. 
The mob believed to be made up mainly of foreign workers apparently attacked an ambulance and a traffic police highway patrol car responding to an accident earlier in the vicinity. 
The Singapore's Straits Times understands that a Bangladeshi worker was hit by a bus earlier and first responders were believed to be attending to the victim when the riot started. 
At least two vehicles were set on fire. According to preliminary reports from the ground, one of the vehicles on fire is an ambulance on fire. Also a few police cars were overturned and one was set on fire. There were at least two explosions at the scene involving these vehicles. 
Police have cordoned the entire Race Course Road as they try to contain the situation. 
A section of the shops along Buffalo Road have been ordered to shutter. Firefighters are at the scene putting out the flames that had engulfed two vehicles believed to be an SCDF ambulance and a police patrol car. 
There are at least four police patrol cars which were overturned along the road. One minibus which appeared to have collided with a civilian vehicle is further down Buffalo Road. 
All the rioters appear to have dispersed but riot police can be seen combing the area. The crowds who were earlier cheering the police are still milling around. 
Residents in the area described the scene as "havoc". One resident said at one point he saw about 200 men surround the minibus that was involved in the accident. Police have arrested 27 suspects from South Asia in connection with the riot. 

Source: NST
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