A food delivery rider was killed after he was believed to have been hit by a falling tree branch following heavy rain near a petrol station at Alam Damai in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur yesterday (15 April), Malaysiakini reported.
The rider identified as Syed Izzat Izzudin, 20, died at the scene after suffering head injuries.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya said the incident occurred at about 4pm, when the victim was on his way from Jalan Damai Jasa towards Taman Len Seng in Cheras.
He said a fire brigade was called to cut the branch and remove the victim’s body, which was then taken to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The autopsy will be performed today.
In three videos related to the horrific incident, people were seen removing the victim’s body from under the fallen tree and sheltering the victim under a petrol station across the street.
ICYMI, several areas in the capital were hit by flash floods yesterday with scores of trees uprooted due to heavy rain and strong winds which began at 3.30pm.
According to a spokesperson from the Cheras Fire and Rescue Station, areas affected by the fallen trees were Petronas Alam Damai, Taman Len Sen in Cheras; Jalan 4/27A Section 2 in Wangsa Maju; Jalan Pantai Murni in Pantai Dalam; Jalan Sultan Salahuddin in Kampung Padang Merbok; Jalan Melati and the MRR2 Highway in Hulu Klang.