It was brought to our attention that an unfortunate mishap just happened at the construction site of KL Eco City.
A 2-storey pedestrian link bridge connecting KL Eco City’s 40-storey serviced residence, ViiA Residences, to The Gardens Mall and Mid Valley City collapsed earlier this afternoon (30th November, Wednesday). Eyewitnesses sent us a couple of images of the collapsed bridge and from the pictures, it looks like the bridge came crashing down onto an access road that is as yet unopened to the public.
The damage looks severe but is not known if anyone was hurt in the mishap. According to our source, a few BOMBA personnel can be seen on site and searching the rubble.
Helmed by SP Setia, KL Eco City is a development sits on 25 acres of prime land, the site of former 200-year-old Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum village. It is said to be the first integrated green luxury development anchored by prime commercial offices, high-end retail outlets, world-class serviced residences, and luxury residential towers.
KL Eco City is also one of the largest integrated mixed commercial and residential developments in Malaysia with 7.5 million sq ft gross floor area. The project was launched in 2011 and development is still in progress.
UPDATE (30th November, 5:09pm):
According to Astro AWANI, citing the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Operations Centre, 3 individuals were critically injured while 1 individual sustained a minor injury in the incident.
UPDATE (30th November, 8:55pm):
According to MMO, citing KL Eco City developer SP Setia, 1 worker died today in the collapse of the 2-storey pedestrian link bridge. Meanwhile, 5 others are currently being treated at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). NST quoted UMMC’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery director Prof Dr Tunku Kamarul Zaman Tunku Zainal Abidin as saying that one of the victim’s had to have his legs amputated on the site.
More details to come.