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Tree blocks bridge traffic

James Kon

A tree fell on Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge blocking the road leading to Kota Batu last Friday.

Firefighters from Bangar Fire Station, led by ABKS 629 Haji Md Yusra bin Haji Md Yussof, were immediately dispatched to clear the debris from a rubber tree measuring 25 metres tall and 20 centimetres in diameter.

Acting Station Commander of Bangar Fire Station ASFR Jamaluddin bin Ahmad oversaw the operation, along with Bangar Police Station personnel.

In light of the incident, the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) advised the public against planting trees too close to their residences and exercise caution when driving in heavily wooded areas in turbulent weather conditions.

Firefighters clearing the road. PHOTO: FRD