Man killed after tree falls on house in Penang storm

Nov 5, 2017

BUTTERWORTH: A Bangladeshi man was killed while a friend of his is missing after a tree fell on their rented house in Kampung Perlis, Jalan Assumption here during the storm havoc in Penang last night.

Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) police chief ACP Noozainy Mohd Noor said the public notified police about the mishap at 8.30pm.

“A tree adjacent to the wooden house occupied by the duo came crashing down during the storm which saw massive rain and winds.

“The scene was flooded knee-deep and rescuers found the victim dead. His body was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital.

“We have yet to identify him. Neighbours said the victim’s friend was in the house when the incident happened. Search efforts are ongoing,” he told Bernama.

Penang was hit by heavy rain and gale force winds last night. –Bernama