SEREMBAN – A senior citizen who was riding a motorcycle along Jalan Bahau – Kampung Terusan, Kuala Pilah near here was trapped when strong currents suddenly flooded the road in an incident near here this morning.
Kuala Pilah Fire and Rescue Station Operations Officer Ahmad Mohd Akhir said the strong currents also caused the senior citizen, aged 64, to fall off his motorcycle.
“In the incident at 3.12am, the victim who often used the road, was thrown off his motorcycle by strong currents when the road was suddenly flooded by water from a nearby river.
“The victim panicked when his motorcycle could not be re-started, and he could only stand at the location, not being able to do anything because it was dark.
“However, he managed to contact his son who contacted the fire brigade,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.
Ahmad said when firefighters arrived at the location at 3.39am to rescue the victim, the water level was at about two feet.