KL Eco City bridge believed to have flipped when it collapsed

The KL Eco City pedestrian bridge is believed to have flipped when it collapsed on Wednesday afternoon.

City Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre chief Samsol Maarif Saibani told The Star Online that the bridge had been completed about four months ago and workers are not allowed to access the area.

He added that the authorities have approved the building plans for the bridge.

“When the incident occurred, architectural and finishing work was being conducted on the structure.

“All work along the pedestrian walkway has been halted and construction workers will not be allowed to access the area,” he was quoted as saying.

Samsol also told the news portal that the bridge had flipped when it fell, but urged the public not to speculate while investigations are being carried out.

Meanwhile, The New Straits Times reports that tracker dogs have been deployed to track down a victim trapped in the rubble.

At the moment, the authorities have confirmed that one construction worker was killed in the tragedy, believed to have drowned in the river below after falling when the bridge gave way.

Four other victims are currently being treated at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).

The fourth victim, according to the daily, was rescued from the rubble at around 5.35pm. 


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