Strong winds in Johor blows off shops' roofs

A video of strong winds ripping off the roofs of several shophouses in Johor went viral on social media yesterday.

The strong gusts of wind last Wednesday afternoon was believed to be the worst to hit the area in the last few years.

Mr Kamrandin Din Muhmad, 59, a resident of the Lima Kedai community housing scheme and a shop operator in the affected area, said a neighbour caught the video footage as he was playing a video game on his mobile phone at the time.

"The wind tore off the ceiling of a food stall, and the roofs of several shop houses were damaged. Luckily, no one was hurt in the 10-minute incident," he told the New Straits Times.