On this day: the Bukit Ho Swee Fire

Bukit Ho Swee Fire 25th May 1961

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Singapore’s most destructive fire occurred on the 25th of May, 1961.

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Breaking out in the squatter settlement of Bukit Ho Swee, it killed four, injured eighty-five others, and destroyed over 2800 homes, leaving some 16 000 homeless.

No cause of the fire was ever discovered.

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