KUALA TERENGGANU - The roof of the Kampung Tebauk Mosque in Bukit Tunggal here collapsed, just five months after the roof of another mosque came down in Hulu Terengganu.
Yesterday's collapse, which happened at about 4am, affected about 20 per cent of the place.
The two-year-old mosque was built at a cost of almost RM6mil.
Mat Man, who is the bilal (the man who makes the call for prayers) said he arrived at about 5am yesterday to prepare for subuh (dawn) prayers for the congregation when he found that the foyer's ceiling had collapsed.
"I had arrived at the mosque, opened the gates and switched on the lights, as people would come soon for the subuh prayers.
"When I entered the foyer, I saw there was rubble. I looked up and realised the ceiling had collapsed," said Mat, 61, who lives nearby.
Mat said the ceiling had been intact the night before. He suspects that the roof collapsed early in the morning.
"I asked some of the villagers who live next to the mosque and they told me they heard a loud crash at around 4am," he said.
He said the foyer section where the roof collapsed was not used for performing prayers although some people would pray there when the mosque was full such as on Fridays.