Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.
Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.
A report from NST says that:
“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST
Landspout a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.
Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.
The ramp to the Penang Second Bridge which is still under construction collapsed yesterday evening at about 7:15pm at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu in Batu Maung, Penang.
At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the incident.
It is reported that a search camera has detected an unmoving arm in a white Perodua Kelisa lying crushed under tons of concrete and steel.
Berita Harian said that it took a long time to pull out the victim in the Kelisa because the car was trapped under steels and concrete that was estimated to weigh about 300 ton so it needed special machineries and proper plans as not to cause more disaster.
It was reported that the rescuers may be able to free the body this evening.
The Star reported that, “the car plate number with some digits missing is ‘PF?347?’ “
The authorities are still investigating the cause of the disaster.
I am sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
Today I attended a discourse entitled, ‘Wacana Kemungkaran LGBT Menundang Bala Allah’ at Dewan Besar UTM, Kampus Antarabangsa, Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.
The speakers are:
Ustaz Muhammad `Uthman El-Muhammady from International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) – UIA. He spoke about ‘Hubungan Gender Dari Perspektif Islam’.
Y.B. Nasharudin Mat Isa from Pusat Kajian Fiqh Kontemporari, whose talk was about ‘Seks Songsang: Perspektif Syari’ah’.
Haji Abdul Rahim Sinwan from Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia who spoke about ‘Tuntutan LGBT Di Manakah Pencanggahannya Di Bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan?’
Haji Mahamad Naser Disa from Biro Undang-undang, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) who gave a talk on ‘LGBT Dari Perspektif Tuntutan Hak Asasi’.
There were a lot of reporters and cameramen from the main media such as TV3, TV AlHijrah, Astro Awani, Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, New Straits Times, MobTV and some other medias that I can’t remember.