Freak storm hits Penang again


Fearsome act of nature: An uprooted tree that was lying at the Datuk Keramat Road. Inset: Fireman trying the clear the road after an uprooted tree has blocked the path (pix courtesy of Penang Kini FB).

GEORGE TOWN: For the second time in less than 10 days, Penangites were jolted by thunderstorms and strong winds which uprooted trees, ripped open zinc roofs and caused a billboard to topple.

The hour-long freak storm on Wednesday night sent a billboard crashing down in Perak Road after the iron railing gave way due to strong winds. Two people in their 50s were hurt by falling branches.

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