KL driver gets an unexpected car wash in flooding tunnel
An alert driver quickly had to climb out of his car’s window to safety when water suddenly gushed into a road tunnel near Jalan Tun Razak in central KL during heavy rain last night (November 11). The flood waters consumed his car within minutes.
According to Bernama, the man identified as 26 year old Teh, says he was really scared and decided to stay put by sitting on his Honda Civic roof before rescuers came.
“I did not expect the trapped pool of water to be so dangerous as there was a truck in front of me. Suddenly water started seeping into my car so I quickly wound down my window and crawled out to safety.”
“I was later saved by rescuers who arrived at the location.”
The incident caused water damage to Teh’s car after it was completely submerged in the tunnel.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department said the department received a distress call at 5.56pm and seven personnel from the Jalan Tun Razak station rushed to the location.
“Upon arriving at the scene, we found five vehicles trapped in the tunnel and firemen brought all victims to a safe location,” the statement said.According to the statement, the rescue operations took about 10 minutes and the five men were unhurt.
SOURCE: Star Online
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