Trees fell on vehicles: Minister instructs KL City Hall to cut down high risk trees

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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Federal Territories) Dr. Zaliha Mustafa has instructed Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to immediately take action by cutting down high risk trees around Kuala Lumpur.

The incident of the tree that fell on Monday was just a week after similar incident happened at Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Dr. Zaliha said, at the same time DBKL has been ordered to improve the Shade Tree Management Plan and to develop new guidelines on aged or high risk trees that is expected to be ready by July 2024 to avoid the same incident from recurring in the long term.

“To ensure the sustainability of the environment is continuously taken care of and attended to, DBKL needs to itemize the tree replacement programme including elaborating the criteria to ensure the tress involved are strong and safe,” she said in a statement, Monday.

Earlier the incident of the tree that fell and crushed on a vehicle in Jalan Pinang at 3.00pm during a heavy rain and strong winds that hit Kuala Lumpur today (Monday) had gone viral.

However, it was reported that nobody had been affected in the incident.

Meanwhile, in the incident last week, a 47 year old local man died while two other victims were reported injured after being hit by the 50 year old tree that fell on Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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