A food delivery rider was tragically killed after being hit by a fallen tree branch during the heavy rain and storm near a petrol station in Alam Damai, Cheras which sadly occurred on (Thursday. 15th April).
The deliveryman, identified as Syed Izzat Izzuddin, died at the scene after suffering serious injuries on several parts of his body. The accident happened when the victim was moving along Jalan Damai Jasa towards Jalan Leng Seng. He was only 20 years old.
In the videos posted on the Info Roadblock Polis/JPJ Facebook, members of the public who were sheltering at the Petronas petrol pump could be seen removing the man’s dead body from underneath the tree branch. He was then brought to the petrol station while waiting for the medical team to arrive.
The page also revealed that the incident happened around 4pm. In a statement provided to the press, the Operations Center, Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia Headquarters (JBPM) KL, said that they received a report about the case and immediately rushed to the scene to provide assistance.
“Soon after the team arrived at 4:28pm, the fire brigade, led by Zaimi Mat Yusuf Ahmad, along with 5 other unit members had confirmed the man’s death by medical officers at the scene. At the same time, the brigade had also cut down and removed the fallen tree branch to ensure safety in the area,” they shared.
Apart from that, JBPM also added that they received six more reports of fallen trees occurring around Kuala Lumpur, during that day. For those interested, feel free to read the fire department’s full statement here:
Our warmest prayers and condolences go towards family members of the deceased rider. Rest in piece.