KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― SP Setia Berhad, the developer of the up-and-coming KL Eco City has confirmed that one worker died today in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at the site.
The bridge was to link its project to the Gardens shopping mall at Mid Valley here.
“SP Setia confirms that an incident had occurred at the Abdullah Hukum project site. Approximately 3.30pm, the pedestrian link to Mid Valley which is still under construction gave way.
“The project team is still assessing the situation and is working closely with the relevant authorities. The number of casualties is still being determined. As of the statement release time, one worker died,” it said in a short statement to Malay Mail Online.
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SP Setia said it deeply regretted the incident, but is unable to provide further details as investigations are ongoing.
According to Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani earlier, five people have been injured, three whom were reportedly in critical condition.
In a preliminary report, Shamsol said three victims have been sent to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.
On its website, KL Eco City is described as a “world class city-within-a city” on 25-acres of prime land and is a mixed development of commercial, retail space and luxury residential property.