BUKIT BERUNTUNG: ’’Mum... the ceiling has fallen.’’
Aminah Alias was shocked to hear her 10-year-old son, Muhammad Haziq Shahrudin, shout that on Wednesday afternoon.
The boy, in fact, had narrowly escaped being crushed by concrete as the ceiling of their fifth floor unit at Block J of the Anggerik apartments in Taman Bunga Raya collapsed.
At the time of the 1.35pm incident, Haziq was getting ready to go for religious classes while Aminah was praying.
Haziq said there was a storm going on at the time, adding that he believed that the structure collapsed after the apartment block was hit by lightning.
“I was standing near the sofa in the living room when the structure collapsed onto the sofa. I immediately shouted for my mother,” he said when met during a visit by Batang Kali assemblyman Harumaini Omar to the unit.
Amazingly, Aminah had been praying in the living room as well, but for some reason had not realised that the ceiling had collapsed.
Aminah said, when she realised what had happened, she hugged Haziq tightly and dragged him to the side.
“At the time, only the two of us were at home. My husband was away at work in Rawang and two other children were in school. I really didn’t know what to do then as I was in shock... all I could do was question whether I was imagining things,” she said, adding that she had finally come to her senses, she called her husband.
Aminah said the big hole in the ceiling meant that the rain got in, wetting her entire living room and leaving their home without eletricity.
Meanwhile, Harumaini said Anggerik apartments joint management body (JMB) would help place the family temporarily in its multipurpose hall.
He said financial aid had already been given to the family, adding that he would aid the JMB to find a more comfortable place for the family to stay while their apartment is being repaired.