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Nicholas Cheng
Monday, Oct 13, 2014

Malaysia

Tree flattens police booth, two officers killed

The Star/ANN | Nicholas Cheng | Monday, Oct 13, 2014

Workers attempt to clear a fallen tree in Jalan Kg Attap.

KUALA LUMPUR - Two police officers were killed when strong wind caused a tree to fall onto their police booth in Jalan Bellfield, Kampung Attap, Sunday evening.

KL Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman said the incident occurred at around 7.09pm, Sunday.

"We dispatched 28 officers to the scene and found that a tree had indeed flattened a booth there. One officer was pulled out at 7.45pm and another was pulled out by 8pm," he said.

Both men were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Newly appointed Dang Wangi OCPD ACP Zainol Samah confirmed the deaths.

The victims have been identified as Konst Mohd Sharil Hisham Hashamdi, 25 and Corporal Dzulkhairi Ahmad, 48.

The evening thunderstorm left a trail of fallen trees all over the city.

Checks by The Star found that large trees had fallen in Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Damansara.

Access into Jalan Hose, Jalan Bellfield and Jalan Kg Attap was completely blocked due to fallen trees.

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