[VIDS/PICS] Another Twister Hits Kedah, Injuring 2 And Damaging 50 Houses

A twister struck two places in Alor Star, Kedah, yesterday evening, 31 October 2014.

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On 31 October, around 6:30 pm, a twister slammed Kedah, leaving at least two people injured and 50 houses damaged

The wind almost flattened the house of Abd Khadir Said, 51, in Kampung Sungai Baru. His 15-year-old son, Mohd Sharif, who was alone in the house at that time, sustained some minor cuts at the back of his body, which was caused by the falling debris of the roof.

“This is the first time I've encountered a windstorm,” said Khadir, who has been living in the village for the past 20 years. He estimated losses to be about RM30,000.

The other areas hit included Kampung Batin, Taman Inang and Mergong. Mohd Alif Fakih Ramli, 14, from Kampung Ujung Mergong, sustained head injuries and received outpatient treatment at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital after he was hit by a piece of flying wood while fishing at a nearby padi field during the windstorm.

According to The Star, one of the victims, Mohd Nizam Hamzah, managed to video record the twister from about 100m away with his mobile phone as it spun away after hitting his house at about 4.30pm

“Almost the whole roofing of my house was carried away by the strong wind,” he said.

Another villager, Shapul Bahari Osman, 50, said he was in the middle of prayers at about 4.30pm when he heard a strong wind and loud noise similar to an aircraft landing from outside his house.

“I hugged my wife and took cover at the hall of our house as the strong wind ripped off the roof. I will need more than RM10,000 to repair my home,” Shapul Bahari said. He said about a dozen of the 100-odd houses in the village were damaged by the windstorm.

According to The Star, dozens of houses damaged and many trees uprooted were seen in the affected areas

A tree is uprooted after a tornado struck the area

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Villagers were seen looking helpless outside their homes. Traffic was also unusually busy and jammed up roads in the affected villages. Kedah Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Supt Rahimi Ali said firemen cut up and removed the uprooted trees at Taman Mergong Jaya and Taman Inang after the windstorm.

This is the second reported sighting of a tornado in Kedah. Earlier this month, a tornado struck Kampung Alor Besar, Pendang, damaging residences and a school.

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