Malaysia LRT station closed after parts of roof get blown off by wind

KUALA LUMPUR - A LRT station in the Malaysian state of Selangor was temporarily closed after parts of its roof were blown off during a rainstorm that hit at noon on Saturday (March 3), the Bernama news agency reported.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, whose subsidiary Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd owns the affected Kelana Jaya LRT station in Petaling Jaya city, said in a statement no accidents or injuries were reported.

But the station has been closed for safety reasons, it said.

Mr Ahmad Zaim, 23, an employee at a convenience shop at the LRT station, said a loud bang was heard during the incident while he was arranging items at the shop. He added that commuters who were near the area rushed to leave the vicinity.

Some portions of the station's roof have fallen near an electrical substation and parking lots, he said when met by Bernama.

A LRT user, who wanted to be known only as Vinosh, said he stayed in Kelana Jaya and used the station daily.

"I was shocked when told that the station is closed temporarily...luckily Prasarana provides transit buses to nearby stations," he said.

A Bernama survey at the scene found that members of the public were not allowed to approach the area and were asked to vacate the station.

The management and contractors were also seen inspecting the station and cleaning work had commenced.