UM Suffers RM1mil In Losses Due To Heavy Storms Last Week

The University of Malaya suffered RM1 million in losses last Saturday evening when a sudden storm caused extensive damage to multiple buildings, facilities, and 29 cars across the campus.

UM issued a statement yesterday detailing that at around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, the campus was hit by strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning.

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Um press release
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29 cars damaged by fallen trees

This severe weather resulted in significant damage to several campus facilities, with numerous cars being crushed by uprooted trees.

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The university noted that they received reports of 29 cars being damaged by fallen trees, and 12 lanes were blocked by the debris.

“Several essential infrastructure facilities were also damaged by the storm, with estimated losses exceeding RM1 million,” the statement said.

Fortunately, there were no casualties reported in this incident.

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The statement also mentioned that university staff and security personnel quickly took action in the aftermath of the storm. They dispatched the estate management team and repair personnel to conduct cleanup operations and bring the situation under control.

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