Storm halts Pas' 63rd Muktamar, injuring 18

ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI

ALOR STAR: At least 18 people were injured when a storm wreaked havoc at the Kedah Pas Complex in Kota Sarang Semut, where the party’s 63rd Muktamar was taking place earlier this evening.

The strong wing had caused several canopies to collapse, injuring traders and patrons in the 7.25pm incident.

It is learnt that two victims broke their legs, one, a construction worker and the other, a patron at an exposition organised in conjunction with the muktamar.

All victims have been rushed to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital and rescuers are currently scouring the site to look for more victims who could be trapped under the canopies.

Pas has decided to cancel a fund raising dinner which was to be held at the complex this evening.