Downpour causes zinc roofs to fall off several PPR flats in Setapak Jaya


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan checking the damage caused by yesterday's downpour at PPR Air Panas.

KUALA LUMPUR: The downpour Wednesday (May 20) caused zinc roofs to fall off several People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, damaging cars and motorcycles parked outside the residential blocks.

The affected flats include PPR Air Panas and PPR Gombak Setia.

Meanwhile, several trees at PPR Sri Semarak and PA Desa Rejang, Kuala Lumpur, had also fallen due to the downpour.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, who visited the sites to check the damage Thursday (May 21) morning, said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) emergency squad had already started cleaning up the debris.

The roofs of the PPR Air Panas flat had fallen off to the parking lots and playground.The roofs of the PPR Air Panas flat had fallen off to the parking lots and playground.

"PPR Air Panas was hit the worst. The officers are removing all the debris, including cutting fallen trees," he said.

Several photos by DBKL officers sighted by StarMetro showed that zinc roofs had flown off to the car park as well as the playground at PPR Air Panas.

The roofs of the flat were also damaged by the downpour.

It was not the first that such incidents happened to these public housing units.

Last year, the roof of PA Desa Rejang flats in Setapak was also damaged in a downpour and it took two weeks for the repairs to complete.

DBKL Corporate Planning director Khairul Azmir Ahmad said the debris will be cleared as soon as possible.

"There is some difficulty removing the fallen trees at PPR Sri Semarak and PA Desa Rejang as there are a lot of cars parked at the parking lot so officers are chopping the trees manually," he said.

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