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Fallen tree damages car in Kota Kinabalu
Published on: Saturday, June 01, 2024
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Fallen tree damages car in Kota Kinabalu
Firemen cutting the tree branches with a chainsaw which fell on a car.
Kota Kinabalu: A Toyota Avanza parked near Tang Dynasty Hotel along Jalan Belia, here, was damaged after being struck by a fallen tree at 10.13pm on Tuesday.  

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations centre assistant chief, Riki Mohan Singh Ramday, said eight firemen were dispatched to the scene at 10.13pm after receiving a distress call. 

“The team, led by the operation commander, Senior Fire Officer II Azlee Abdullah, arrived at the scene and found the tree had hit the car boot. No casualties were reported,” said Riki Mohan.

He added that firemen cut the fallen tree using a chainsaw and inspected the condition of other trees.

“The operation ended within 15 minutes after making sure there were no further hazards at the location,” he said.

City Hall (DBKK) has been intensifying its tree inspection following the current weather conditions.

In a recent statement, DBKK said a monthly timetable for inspecting and maintaining the 18,756 trees within the city has been established.

The inspections follow best arboricultural practices to ensure they do not endanger people or property.

DBKK has also developed a comprehensive Mature Tree Management Plan, which includes mitigation strategies to tackle high-risk trees.

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