Car crushed by water tank falling off edge of building

KOTA KINABALU: A parked car was crushed by a falling water tank near Sinsuran Complex here on Wednesday (June 13) afternoon.

City police chief Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said police rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call from a member of the public at noon.

ACP Chandra said the structure holding the tank in place was already decaying and this may have caused the tank to slip from its original position and fall onto the vehicle.

He added that the half-empty tank, which contained 200 litres of water at the time of the incident, was placed near the edge of the building without any safety barriers.

"The tank belonged to a nearby restaurant, and was placed on the first floor of the building.

"The car was parked in one of the designated spots at the side of the building. The owner was not in the vehicle when it happened, and nobody was hurt in the incident," he explained.

ACP Chandra said the restaurant manager filed an official police report at approximately 2.47pm.

"He agreed to bear the cost of the accident, after a discussion with the car owner," he noted. 

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