Queensbay Mall Flooded After Ceiling Collapses Due To Heavy Rain
Only the south zone of the third floor of the Bayan Lepas mall was affected.
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A section of the third floor of a mall in Bayan Lepas, Penang “flooded” after a portion of the ceiling collapsed due to continuous heavy rain on Valentine’s Day (14 February).
No one was injured in the incident but a lot of videos of the flooding went viral on social media.
Due to heavy rain which lasted about an hour, water seeped into the third floor ceiling, sprouting a leak in front of the Mix Store outlet. That’s when customers at the nearby Haidilao Hotpot Restaurant started to notice the leak and proceeded to record it.
In one video, a person managed to record the moments of the 10-metre ceiling board crashing down in front of them.
Another video of the flooded scene after the ceiling collapsed on the third floor was also recorded. One person nearly slipped as the floor was so slippery.
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Additionally, as reported by FMT, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has instructed the building owner to get a consultant to inspect the area to determine the cause of the ceiling’s collapse.
A state official also revealed that the greater Bayan Lepas area where the Queensbay Mall is located, recorded almost 70mm of rainfall per hour alone on the night of the incident. Generally, the area only receives around 200mm of rainfall each month.
The premises were opened the next day
Earlier yesterday, the management of the Queensbay Mall made an announcement on their social media portals explaining the situation.
According to them, due to heavy rain last Tuesday night, water was overflowing into parts of the mall at 11.10 pm in the South Zone of Level 3.
The areas have been cleaned up and all premises were open the next day. However, a section of their level 3 is currently being cordoned off for maintenance.
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