06/17/2014 15:15 | By xinmsn

Suspected sprinkler malfunction leaves JEM "flooded"

UPDATE: JEMS says incident was caused when atrium side sprinklers on level 3 of the mall were triggered.

Suspected sprinkler malfunction leaves JEM flooded (© Photo: yanlinnnnn)

SINGAPORE : JEM shopping mall has been plagued by yet another unfortunate incident.

A sprinkler mishap left the first floor of the shopping centre in Jurong East "flooded" on Tuesday.

In a video posted on Instagram by user thechicbarbie, water can be seen pouring down like rain through the empty space down to the first floor.

UPDATE: JEM said in a statement that the atrium side sprinklers on the third floor were triggered at 12.15pm, "resulting in water ingress at a small section of the mall’s common areas on Levels B1, 1 and 2".

The water was cleared by 4pm and the mall remains open for trade.

Despite this, some shops said they would remain shut for the rest of the day to clean up, while a Soo Kee Jewellery sales representative said the shop may have to stay shut for up to five weeks after its lights and carpets were "badly damaged".

JEM has been beset by incidents since it opened on 15 June last year.

Its official opening was delayed by a few days due to issues with fire safety permits for the tenants.

And in August, two fires broke out in the mall and a ceiling collapsed in September after a water pipe burst.

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