Man Waits For Help On Top Of His Submerged Car After Jalan Tun Razak Tunnel Gets Flooded

Flash floods struck several areas in KL yesterday, 11 November.

Cover image via Bernama

A man was forced to climb onto his car rooftop after flood waters submerged his Honda Civic within minutes in Jalan Tun Razak's tunnel yesterday, 11 November

Image via Bernama

Bernama reported that 26-year-old Teh quickly escaped through his car window when he found water filling up his car as he was driving through a tunnel in Jalan Tun Razak.

"I did not expect the trapped pool of water to be so dangerous as there was a lorry in front of me... suddenly water started seeping into my car so I quickly wound down my window and crawled out to safety," he said when contacted by the news portal.

Teh's car, which was almost a year old, was severely damaged by the water, reported The Star.

SMART tunnel clarified on Facebook that the incident occurred in a tunnel heading to KLCC from Jalan Tun Razak and not in SMART tunnel.

Image via SMART Tunnel/Facebook

Teh sat waiting on his car for help as the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department Operations Center rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call at 5.56pm

The department reported that seven members with machinery arrived at the scene and found five vehicles and drivers in the tunnel.

All five victims were rescued within 10 minutes and suffered no injuries.

News sites initially reported that the whole incident took place in SMART tunnel. However, SMART tunnel clarified on their Facebook page that it was a different tunnel heading to KLCC from Jalan Tun Razak.

Parts of Kuala Lumpur suffered almost two hours of non-stop heavy rain causing several flash floods yesterday, 11 November

According to Bernama, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Enforcement Department director Azman Mahmood said that the rain, which began at about 4pm, caused water to build up in the tunnel heading from Jalan Tun Razak towards KLCC and Jalan Loke Yew.

Image via Rizal Hakimm

Here are more photos to show the extent of the flash floods:

Image via Rizal Hakimm
Image via Rizal Hakimm
Image via Rizal Hakimm

According to Azman, Jalan Wirawati, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Jalan Pudu Perdana, Jalan Cheras, and Jalan Kepong were also affected by the flash floods.

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