Shopping trolley thrown from upper floor of Bangsar apartment [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: A shopping trolley was thrown from Block 90 of the Putra Ria Apartment in Bangsar yesterday, narrowly missing a woman and causing significant damage to a parked motorcycle below.

The owner of the motorcycle, Mohd Kusairi Ishak, 50, said he was at work when the incident happened at about 5pm.

"It occurred about 10 minutes before heavy rain and strong winds yesterday," he said when contacted.

Eyewitnesses informed Kusairi that a customer was buying yong tau fu at a stall near to where his motorcycle was parked.

"Because of my motorcycle, she couldn't stand there waiting for the food. Luckily, the trolley hit my motorcycle instead of her.

"It's terrifying to think what could have happened if that trolley had hit her."

Kusairi said he believed that the trolley was thrown by an adult.

"I don't think it was kids doing it or due to heavy wind.

"Some residents claimed that the trolley was thrown from Level 10, but we don't have proof."

He added that similar incidents had occurred several times before but only involved junk and rubbish.

"The habit of throwing junk or rubbish has not been stamped out and actions could not be taken because the difficulty in identifying the culprits.

"I hope the residents or tenants will stop this dangerous and irresponsible habit. It could have killed someone," he said.

In 2018, a 15-year-old boy died when a chair, thrown from an upper floor of a block of a flat in Pantai Dalam struck his head.

S. Sathiwaran, then a Form Three student of SMK La Salle in Petaling Jaya, was accompanying his mother S. Kasthurivai, who had just finished grocery shopping.

Both mother and son were about to enter their block, Block 102 at the Seri Pantai People's Housing Project (PPR) at 8.30pm on Jan 15, 2018 when tragedy struck.

A blue office chair, believed to have been thrown from one of the upper floors, crashed down and struck Sathiwaran.

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