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Bridge collapse: Driver of trailer that crashed into scaffolding tests positive for drugs, say cops

KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): The driver of the trailer that crashed into a pedestrian bridge that was still being built along the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan yesterday has tested positive for drugs, reported The Star.

"Preliminary urine test results showed that he tested positive for methamphetamine.

"He will be remanded under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 by the Dang Wangi Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department," City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya told the daily today.

The impact of the trailer on the bridge caused it to collapse on a van carrying factory workers.

Two women died in the van while three were severely injured. The two who died at the scene have been identified as Nuriana Edwin Abdullah, 47, and Norhayati Abdullah, 42.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director, Nordin Pauzi told Bernama yesterday that the fire department took more than three hours to extricate the victims including deploying a crane.

He said firefighters have to be cautious as a second collapse may occur. 

“Firemen used three cranes to remove the collapsed structure on the van before succeeding to get all victims out,” he said.   

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