Hailstones hit KL after thunderstorm

PETALING JAYA: Hailstones struck several areas in Kuala Lumpur on Friday evening following a thunderstorm. 

Members of the public reported incidents of hailstorms around Bukit Jalil just after 6pm. 

Among them was Jasan Chan, 40, who was stuck in traffic along the New Pantai Expressway (NPE). 

Chan told The Star Online that there was “zero visibility” as he recalled how the “hard hitting hails” had struck his vehicle. 

Chan added that the incident was “scary” since he was stuck in traffic and was unable to move from his car. 

He, however, said there was no damage to his vehicle.

Chan said he took the opportunity to document the incident through Facebook.  

City folks who were on their way home from work had also related their experiences by sharing pictures through social media. 

Bernama quoted Twitter user "faiqrusyaidie" who posted: "First time ever experiencing hujan batu (hailstones)." 

Another Twitter user "dayahmayah" also shared pictures and posted, "MashaAllah (My God). hujan batu (hailstones) at my sister's office. Area Sg Besi. Praying and hoping that everyone's fine."

"First hujan batu experience ever. Literally soaked for almost 20 minutes," wrote Twitter user "FazaaMohamad".

Facebook user "Shahriza Mahmud" had posted a video of the incident at the North-South Expressway near Serdang, according to Bernama. 

The hailstorm is also said to be the cause of a temporary power disruption that brought Putra Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains along the Ampang line to a halt.




Across The Star Online