Motorist trapped after body lands on car roof

GEORGE TOWN - A motorist was on his way home after work when a body suddenly fell on the roof of his car, trapping him inside for at least 30 minutes.

The impact crushed the roof of the Proton Waja, shattering all its windows and the windscreen.

Firemen managed to extricate the driver at about 6.30pm on Wednesday and he was rushed to Penang Hospital.

The man who landed on the car was identified as Liew Kam Ming, 49, from the Klang Valley.

He is believed to have fallen from the 24th floor of a flat at Macallum Street Ghaut.

Several flat residents said they had never seen Liew before.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng confirmed the case.

Those with problems can call Befrienders at 04-2815 161 or 04-281 1108, 05-547 7933 or 05-547 7955 and 03-7956 8144 or 03-7956 8145.

In an unrelated incident, a semi-decomposed body was discovered at a flat in Kampung Melayu, Air Itam here.

Some residents earlier broke into the unit on the second floor when they could no longer bear the stench. They then contacted the police upon discovering the body.

The deceased was identified as Ibrahim Abdullah, 50, an odd-job worker. Also found in the unit were a medical card and medicine from a mental clinic.

ACP Gan said the man was believed to have been dead for at least a month.

"No foul play has been established at this juncture," he added.