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Tree Fell onto Two Houses, No Victims Reported

A tree fell and crashed into two houses at Laluan Pengkalan Barat 8, Taman Puteri Lindungan Bulan in Ipoh earlier today (June 17).

A spokesperson for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) said that an emergency call regarding the situation was received at around 5.35pm.

“A squad and a vehicle from the Pasir Puteh Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) were rushed to the location immediately after.

“Volunteer fire brigades from Pasir Pinji, Menglembu and Pekan Baru assisted in the operation. 

“Staff from the Ipoh City Council (MBI) were also present.

“Upon arrival, it was found that the large tree had fallen and crashed into two A-class houses, which also involved a car parked in one of them.

“However, no victims were involved. The rescue team proceeded to cut down the fallen tree.

“The operation was subsequently fully handed over to MBI,” he explained.

The operation which ended at around 7.13pm was led by Senior Fire Officer II (PBK II) Yusma Yusof.

 

Chris Teh

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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