SINGAPORE PRESS-SingTel fire disrupts services islandwide - Straits Times

Wed Oct 9, 2013 8:29pm EDT

SINGAPORE Oct 10 (Reuters) - A fire yesterday afternoon at a major SingTel building that houses key Internet equipment brought down banking, telecommunications and even betting services in many parts of Singapore for hours, the Straits Times reported.

SingTel said in a statement later that a fire which started at 2 p.m. at its Bukit Panjang Internet exchange damaged 33 fibre optic cables.

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NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. (Reporting by Rachel Armstrong; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)