Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Email to cousin

     Dear cousin,                       
                               How are you? I am fine here. I am sorry that I was not able to email you the last to weeks as I was having examinations. You had asked me about how is live in Singapore. It is god but I want to share with you about what happened a few months ago. It is all about the Little India riot.                                                   
                            The Little India riot occurred on 8 December 2013 after a fatal accident occurred at  21:23 at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road in Little India, Singapore, causing angry mobs of passersby to attack the bus involved and emergency vehicles that had by then arrived at the location. About 300 migrant laborers from Tamil Nadu and Bangladesh were involved in the riot which lasted for around two hoursThis was the second riot in post-independence Singapore, and the first in over 40 years since the 1969 race riots.
                             The riot continued for approximately two hours, and the situation was brought under control before midnight. Officers from the Special Operations Command [SOC] and Gurkha Contingent  were deployed. An estimated 300 police officers were dispatched to deal with the rioting. A witness reported that rioters at the scene were intoxicated with alcohol and threw beer bottles.By 23:45, all rioters had dispersed to the surrounding areas. This was a bad experience. I wrote this letter fro this reason.
                             Please reply after you have read this email.


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