Pictures and videos of a ‘waterfall’ cascading from the top floor of a shopping complex went viral on social media yesterday.
A water tank atop the four-storey Kompleks Teruntum in Kuantan burst and damaged a wall, sending gallons of water and broken concrete slabs crashing to the ground.
A loud bang around 1pm yesterday was heard, before water started gushing down from the top floor of the commercial building, sending passers by scrambling for safety.
At least four people, believed to have been walking near the building, sustained minor injuries. The pieces of debris from the collapsed wall of the building damaged several vehicles parked along the side entrance of the shopping complex.
The building was evacuated and cordoned off from the public, according to Kuantan Fire and Rescue Department chief Kamerul Bieza Mohamed Kassim.
“When we arrived, we found that a water tank had burst, causing some parts of the wall that held the tank to give way, and water gushing down from the broken tank at the top floor,” he told The Sun Daily.
It is believed that the water tank that broke was over 40 years old.
The incident comes less than three months after a similar occurrence at the Pangsapuri Cheras Utama in Kuala Lumpur, where a water tank atop the 12-storey apartment block burst and damaged 12 apartment units, sending concrete slabs to the ground.