Cars Crushed By Falling Billboard During Penang Freak Storm

GEORGE TOWN: Four cars were crushed by a falling billboard at Krystal Point, Bayan Baru during a severe thunderstorm here Friday evening. 

The signboard, measuring approximately 6m by 18m, caused severe damage to a Perodua Myvi, a Perodua Kelisa, a BMW and a Citroen when it fell from the fifth floor of the building.

State Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Abdul Rahim Ismail said nine of its personnel arrived on the scene from Bayan Baru.

"We have cordoned off the area temporarily.

"The affected car owners, who work in the building, have been identified," he said.

There were no casualties reported.

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