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2 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia construction site mishap
Published : Thursday, 25 December, 2014,  Time : 11:44 AM,  View Count : 46
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia : Two Bangladeshi workers were killed after they were trapped in wet concrete following the collapse of a floor being levelled at an LRT terminal construction site in Putra Heights near here on Wednesday, reports news agency Bernama.

The bodies of the workers were recovered from the collapsed wet concrete at 10.24pm Wednesday and 1.10am Thursday, said Selangor Fire and Rescue assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul.

He said the body recovered yesterday had been identified as that of Md Suman Mollah, in his 30s, while the body found today had yet to be identified.

“The bodies were sent to the Serdang Hospital for a post mortem,” he told  Bernama.

Sani said the first floor where six workers were levelling wet concrete collapsed at 4.20pm, trapping the two workers who were on the ground floor at the LRT terminal construction site in Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru, Putra Heights.

Last night Prasarana Malaysia Berhad in a statement said four other workers also sustained minor injuries in the incident that occurred at 4.20pm during the concreting of the deck slab at a height of eight metres.

The injured workers were immediately given first aid treatment and are currently being treated at a nearby hospital, said the statement.

Prasarana’s Group Director of Project Development Division Zohari Sulaiman who was at the site expressed regret over the incident while the cause of the incident is still being investigated. The scaffolding was designed by a professional engineer and certified safe by a certified scaffolding inspector.

Meanwhile, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation in a statement denied any link to the incident with the Klang Valley MRT (KVMRT) Project as reported on social media.

“The KVMRT does not run through Subang Jaya. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims of the incident who are reported to be trapped underneath the collapsed concrete slab,” said the statement.


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