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Highway construction accident left three dead and one injured so far

KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Another horrifying accident has claimed three lives and left one gravely injured when a tower crane along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) construction fell right on a car passing by at the site near Puncak Banyan, Persiaran Alam Damai, Cheras this morning.

The three dead were Chinese nationals working on the site, two of whom died on the spot after falling from the 120ft height, while the third succumbed to his injuries later on, reported MalaysiaKini today. 

Bernama reported that the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) operations centre said the department received an emergency call regarding the incident at 8.45am.

As many as 25 personnel were deployed to the scene from the Cheras, Tun Razak and Hang Tuah stations, reported MalaysiaKini.

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“When firefighters arrived at the location, they found the steel structure of a crane had fallen on top of a Perodua Bezza car, which left the driver, a local man, seriously injured.

“Another victim was still trapped at the site and rescue work was being carried out by firefighters”, said the Bernama report.

A spokesperson for SUKE said its emergency response team, along with the Fire and Rescue Department have already closed roads in and out of the site, and emergency rescue procedures are currently underway, reported Malay Mail, which added that the cause of the incident is still under investigation. 

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