Updated: 12/10/2013 01:08

SCDF says operational readiness not affected



SCDF says operational readiness not affected

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, SCDF, says it's operational readiness has not been effected by the damage that nine of its vehicles sustained in last night's riot in Little india. 

In total, 9 SCDF vehicles were badly damaged. 

These include 3 ambulances, 1 Red Rhino, 1 fire engine and 4 support vehicles. 

One of the ambulances was completely burnt out. 

The remaining vehicles had varying degrees of damage such as smashed windshields, and scratches and dents to the doors and frame. 

It says the morale and spirit of its personnel remains high and committed towards its mission of saving lives. 

SCDF deployed a total of 60 personnel yesterday. 

And 12 of them were injured and received treatment for lacerations on the face and cuts on their hands. 

All have since been discharged from hospital. 

The injuries were due to projectiles hurled at them while they were carrying out their duties.

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