Properties damaged in Kuala Terengganu thunderstorm

Scores of houses and shops, and at least 10 vehicles were damaged during a thunderstorm which also saw several trees uprooted, Tuesday night.

Dataran Syahbandar was the worst-hit of the 25 areas which were at the mercy of the storm, said Kuala Terengganu City Council assistant director Razali Mohd.

The other areas included Jalan Pejabat, Jalan Sultan Omar, Jalan Batas Baru, Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Mahmud, Jalan Masjid Abidin, Batu Burok, Kuala Nerus, and Nisan Empat.

“The passenger ferry near Pasar Payang, flower pots and shop canopies at Dataran Shahbandar were badly damaged while the roof of the market was also blown away,” Razali said yesterday.

He said the city council had embarked on an operation to repair damaged street lights and clean the mess in the aftermath of the storm.

State social welfare department director Zuhami Omar said the department was carrying out a check on the number of houses damaged by the thunderstorm.

Meanwhile, one of the victims of the storm said strong winds, coupled with heavy rain and thunder last night, left her in a state of fright.

Rubiah Ali, 48, said her family was forced to seek shelter at a neighbour’s house when the roof of her house was blown away.

– Bernama