Storm rips roofs off villages in Sabak Bernam


Hard hit: The aftermath of Typhoon Lekima at a fishing village in Sabak Bernam.

PETALING JAYA: The storm unleashed by Typhoon Lekima not only hit the northern states of the country but parts of Sabak Bernam in Selangor where the roofs of some houses in the nearby fishing villages were ripped off.

The storm which hit the area in the early hours of Saturday not only damaged or capsized boats but also brought a house down into the sea while several homes lost their roofs.

One car even ended up in a ditch.

In Penang, where much of the damage took place on Friday night, authorities have cleaned up the Penang International Airport and carried out repair works.

According to Bernama, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said despite the damage, which included a partially torn roof and ceiling as well as broken glass doors and signs, no passengers were injured during the storm.

The storm also caused 21 flights to be delayed and two others to be cancelled.

“The flight delays affected more than 1, 000 passengers. Some 300 passengers of the cancelled flights were provided with overnight accommodation, ” it said in a statement.

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