1 killed as pedestrian bridge collapses at KL Eco City site

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Petaling Jaya: One person was killed and five injured when part of a pedestrian bridge under construction near Mid Valley Megamall collapsed today.

Firemen were at the scene to carry out rescue work with the help of their canine unit.

The bridge is being built to connect SP Setia’s KL Eco City project to The Gardens Mall (Mid Valley).

The KL Eco City construction site is located near Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum in Jalan Bangsar.

Bernama reported that a Vietnamese worker was killed.

The 21-year-old succumbed to head and body injuries in the 3.30pm incident involving a 70-metre pedestrian bridge link to the Mid Valley Megamall.

Brickfields police chief ACP Sharul Othman Mansor told the news agency the five injured workers were sent to the University Malaya Medical Centre.

He said police also found a seriously injured Bangladeshi worker trapped at the site.

According to City Fire and Rescue Department head of operations Samsol Maarif Saibani, a call was received at 3.33pm today.

“It is understood that part of the pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed and crushed some of the workers.

He said fire stations in Pantai, Hang Tuah and Seputeh were dispatched to the scene.

Traffic flow along roads around the construction site is reported to be heavy.

 

News Source:(FMT Reporters)

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