KUALA LUMPUR: Five people cheated death after two fallen trees crashed on two cars during a storm near the Jalan Ipoh exit towards Rawang, Selangor this afternoon (March 22).
The five local victims comprised three males aged 12, 15 and 48 and two women aged 44 and 48.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Morni Mamat said all of them were successfully extricated from the vehicles and did not suffer any injuries.
He said the fire brigade received an emergency call at 6.07pm today and found two fallen trees at the scene of the incident.
"A car had three passengers in it, while another car had two passengers trapped, and firemen took 10 minutes to remove all the victims,” he said when contacted.
According to Morni, the department also received a report of several fallen trees at 6.15pm on Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Kubu Bharu, near here, which prevented traffic flow.
"Firemen took 20 minutes to remove the tree branches blocking the road and no casualties were reported,” he said. - Bernama