Tuesday, October 4, 2011



A senior citizen was killed while three others were seriously injured when a crane toppled and crashed into three houses at the junction of Jalan Transfer and Jalan Sri Bahari at around midnight last night.

The senior citizen, Leong Yee Khoon, 64, who was believed to be asleep in a room on the second floor of one of the houses, was killed in the incident at 12.15am.

Three members of his family who lived in the house suffered serious injuries and were sent to the Penang General Hospital.

The crane was being used in the construction of a 20-storey hotel at a site opposite the victim's house. -- Bernama Photo

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