KUALA LUMPUR: A woman died after being hit by a fallen tree while walking near the entrance gate of Universiti Malaya this evening.
The incident occurred at 5.25pm during a fierce thunderstorm.
The Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department’s operations centre said they were informed of the incident at 5.31pm. Fire engines from the Seputeh and Pantai fire stations were dispatched to the scene.
“The firemen arrived at the location at 5.44pm. The victim, whose body was crushed by the tree, was pronounced dead by medical personnel from the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).
“Firemen also assisted the driver and passengers of a Proton Saga BLM, which was also crushed by a tree near the university’s main entrance,” said the department in a statement.
Two other cars, a Toyota Vios and Perodua Myvi, which were parked in the vicinity, were also crushed by a fallen tree. However, the cars were unoccupied.
The woman’s body was handed to police. Her identity has yet to be disclosed.