Power surge leaves residents in shock


Compiled by ARFA YUNUS, BEH YUEN HUI AND R. ARAVINTHAN

RESIDENTS of a low-cost flat in Dengkil were left shocked on Tamil New Year when a sudden power surge caused damage to their electrical appliances and electronic devices, Makkal Osai reported.

Occupant Shamini Shankar, 21, said the sudden power fault affected about 30 families living in Block 5 of Flat Taman Permata.

Her laptop, essential for her university classes, became inoperable following an incident.

Other items such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, and many other devices were damaged in the incident, which happened around 2.50pm on Sunday, according to Shamini’s family members.

The incident could not have come at a worse time, as many Indian families at the flat were celebrating Chitra New Year with family members.

The resident who spoke to the daily said that because of these issues, daily life has become miserable.

> A drunkard in Tamil Nadu, India, set himself and his wife on fire, killing them both, after a heated argument about his drinking problem.

The couple’s son, who tried to save her, also died, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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