25 July 2017
Teruntum Complex virtually deserted on day of reopening
KUANTAN: Teruntum Complex here was bare of shoppers when it reopened for business today, two days after a water tank burst and caused concrete slabs to crash onto parked vehicles several floors below.
Checks by the New Straits Times found the mall fairly deserted, with only a few shops open.
Two of the mall’s main entrances and the parking lot are still closed due to ongoing repairs.
However, rubble at the rear of the building has been cleared.
24 July 2017
#AWANInews Loud sound before Teruntum Complex wall collapsed – witness http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/loud-sound-teruntum-complex-wall-collapsed-witness-150193 …
Loud blast before Teruntum Complex wall collapses
Wall collapses sending falling debris on cars and motorcycles, and flooding the area when a water tank on the fourth floor bursts.
KUANTAN: “I heard a loud sound followed by a flood of water. I panicked, picked up my child and ran from the sales tent,” says car saleswoman Tuan Nur Aisyah Tuan Mohd Nor.
She was among the witnesses who saw a wall of the Teruntum Complex in Jalan Mahkota-Seri Kuantan here, collapse after a water tank on the fourth floor burst at about 1pm today.
Tuan Nur Aisyah, 32, said her sales tent was located about 80 metres from the complex, enabling her to see clearly the stone wall falling on several cars and motorcycles parked in the nearby parking area.
Meanwhile, one of the victims, Sheikh Mohd Hanfi Sheikh Ali, 50, said he and his wife, Norziah Abdul Ghafar, 51, injured their knees, elbows and the palms of their hands when they fell while running to avoid falling rubble.
He said they were walking at the back of the complex on their way to a nearby shopping mall when sounds of a blast resembling an explosion were heard.
“Luckily I saw the falling wall and water pouring in our direction…enabling my wife and I to run and avoid being hit. . but my motorcycle which I parked there was badly damaged by falling bricks.
“Anyway, I’m thankful, as lives are more important,” he said, adding that he would lodge a police report about his motorcycle.
It was learnt that four people sustained light injuries while four cars and at least 10 motorcycles were damaged by falling debris.
Businesses, gov’t offices at Teruntum Complex ordered close after water tank collapse https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/260136/businesses-govt-offices-teruntum-complex-ordered-close-after-water-tank …