Yesterday's thunderstorm leaves more than 40 vehicles damaged by fallen trees

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rain and strong winds in a few areas which began around 5.30pm in the Klang Valley yesterday led to a number of incidents involving fallen trees.

Kuala Lumpur Civil Defence Force officer Major Ahmad Junaidi Dukut Soerharto said 14 vehicles were damaged in neighbourhoods in Kepong. There was also uprooted trees which damaged vehicles in a school.

"One of those trees hit a house and vehicle in Jalan 26/62B in Bandar Manjalara, although thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.

"Other areas affected by fallen trees were SK Kepong Baru where fallen trees damaged about 30 vehicles, but thankfully there were no victims," he said when contacted yesterday (Sept 19).

According to him, also affected were areas along Jalan 1/60A, Kampung Segambut Tengah, Jalan Manjalara, Jalan Lang Emas, SMK Kepong Baru, the Desa Park City main road and SMK Taman Bukit Maluri.

"There were also incidents of fallen trees in Jalan Bengkulu in Kepong, Jalan Udang Siar in Taman Sri Segambut, Jalan Burung Tekukur in Taman Bukit Maluri, Desa Park City, and Jalan 31/39 in Taman Petaling," he said.

Meanwhile, the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Services Department operations centre received seven reports of fallen trees that hit and damaged vehicles.

"The incidents of fallen trees were also reported in Jalan 2/61 in Bukit Segambut, two cases in Bandar Manjalara, Taman Bukit Maluri, Jalan Udang Kapas in Taman Sri Segambut, Taman Sri Kepong and Kepong Baru.

"All the incidents did not involve any victims, and cleaning works were carried out soon that," he said.

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