KULIM – Fifteen houses were damaged by a thunderstorm in Pekan Sungai Kob, Mukim Karangan near here yesterday.
Kulim District Social Welfare Department officer Mohd Zarir Khozali told Bernama that the roofs of four houses in Kampung Baru were blown away in the incident around 4pm.
He said falling trees also damaged three vehicles.
According to him, the department has distributed basic necessities as initial aid to the affected residents.
Meanwhile, Kampung Baru Village Development and Security Committee chairman Saleh Man, 56, said when contacted that the thunderstorm also felled some durian trees planted by residents. – BERNAMA