Car destroyed as retaining wall in Penang collapses


GEORGE TOWN: A car was destroyed when a concrete retaining wall near a petrol station in Gelugor here collapsed.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department fire operations and safety officer Nafis Ariff Abdullah said they received a distress call at around 12.40pm on Thursday (April 22).

"When the team arrived at the scene, they found that a concrete wall had collapsed. As a result, a car was destroyed and a gas leak occurred," said Nafis.

He added that firemen at the scene stopped the leakage to prevent a fire and said that no one was hurt or killed.

"The location is being monitored while waiting for officers from the Public Works Department and Penang Island City Council to arrive," he said in a statement.

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