Watch out for that tree! Breakfast in Malaysia ruined by massive rotting tree
A 20-year-old mango tree was badly rotting collapsed onto a food stall in a village in Selama, Malaysia on Wednesday (April 24), injuring 14 people.
A 20-year-old mango tree was badly rotting collapsed onto a food stall in a village in Selama, Malaysia on Wednesday (April 24), the New Straits Times reported the local fire chief as saying. Fourteen people were injured, including two seriously.
The 20 metre-tall horse mango tree, known locally as "Pokok Machang" (Mangifera foetida) broke and fell onto an adjacent food stall at around 7:30 a.m. in Kampung Tapah, Sungai Bayor, as the victims were having breakfast.
Selama Fire and Rescue station chief Mohd Fadzeli Che Husin said the victims were sent to Selama Hospital for treatment.
He added that Hassan Hamid, 71, and Mohamad Hanafi Che Wok, 61, suffered severe body injuries caused by fallen branches and the stall's zinc roof, and were admitted to the Taiping Hospital for treatment.
"Investigation showed the tree was more than 20 years old and was badly rotting,” he said.
Patron Hassan Basri Ahmad, 53, said he heard a loud cracking sound while having breakfast with the others after completing their subuh prayers.
"We were trapped when the roof suddenly collapsed on us."
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