UNDER-CONSTRUCTION CONDO COLLAPSE: TWO WORKERS SAFELY RESCUED

MOHD ASHRAF SYAFIQ MAZLAN

KUALA  LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Two foreign construction workers were safely rescued after part of the structure of a 37-storey condominium under construction collapsed in Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama here today.

The first victim, aged 30, was found among the debris on the first floor of the building at 5.15 pm, while the second one, aged 26, was pulled out from under the rubble at 9.30 pm.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the second victim also sustained some breathing difficulties as he was trapped for a few hours under the rubble.

“Other injuries suffered by these two workers will be ascertained later as they had been taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

“I would like to thank all quarters involved in the rescue operation today,” she told reporters at the scene.

The two workers, believed to be from Bangladesh, were working when a large portion of the sixth floor of the building came tumbling down at 3.30 pm.

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