KUALA LUMPUR (March 3): A scaffolding at a construction site along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE), near Desa Tun Razak, collapsed this evening resulting in at least five people trapped in a van, reported the Malay Mail today.
Reports said that the collapse occurred when a trailer truck crashed into the construction site.
“As a result of the collision, materials from the construction fell onto a factory van that was travelling from the direction of the city centre, with four or five passengers inside.
“The current status of the victims is still unknown. As of now, rescuers are in the process of lifting and removing the collapsed construction building materials,” Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Yahya told the media in a statement.
Malay Mail reported that the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) was alerted of the emergency at 5.58 pm.
“According to the operations commander, rescuers confirmed the collapse of a bridge that is still under construction that is said to have crashed onto a factory van.
“Initial investigations showed that five people could be trapped within the factory van,” the department announced in its own statement.
This is the second mishap involving the Suke construction site in recent months.
In September last year, a heavy concrete slab fell on a car that was passing by.
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