Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Massive boulder falls on car during Penang storm

GEORGE TOWN: A washing machine-sized boulder damaged a car after it tumbled down from a hill in Changkat Bukit Gambier during a storm which also wreaked havoc in several places in the state.

Air cargo hub operations assistant Muhammad Nur Azley Stanley, 41, was shocked to see the boulder lying next to his partly-damaged Proton Iswara at about 1am.

“I heard a loud thud and shortly after, a neighbour came to my house and told me the bad news.

“I will now have to spend at least RM800 to repair the damaged doors and shattered windows,” he said at the scene.

The storm, which lasted for a few hours from 10pm on Mon- day, also blew away the canopies of several makeshift hawker stalls put up in conjunction with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Paya Terubong here.

The structures which were put up on the roadside slightly damaged three vehicles parked nearby.

The strong winds and heavy rain also put a stop to a kotai (stage performance) after rainwater damaged the generator.


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