[VIDEOS] Shah Alam Hit By Freak Thunderstorm That Ripped Off Roofs & Damaged Cars
A thunderstorm that struck Shah Alam yesterday, 27 January, wrecked the roofs of several buildings and damaged vehicles in Section 13
New Straits Times reported that at least eight vehicles were destroyed when the rooftop of a hypermarket parking lot was blown away by strong winds.
No casualties were reported.
The storm was captured on a number of videos and pictures that have since gone viral on social media.
Across the road from the hypermarket, two cars with passengers inside were crushed by a fallen tree near the Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA)
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said two cars were crushed by one tree at a traffic light intersection near the polytechnic but the victims managed to free themselves before the rescue workers arrived, reported Bernama.
According to the polytechnic's Facebook page, other damages reported were the roof of the parking lot that tore off and collapsed, as well as leaks from the ceiling.
"The state of PSA after being hit by storms and hail this afternoon," the caption read.
The institution's surau suffered damages to its glass doors, ceilings, as well as carpets after the heavy rains left huge puddles inside the premises.
Not far from PSA is the Management & Science University (MSU), which also sustained heavy damages from the downpour and powerful gusts