There’s been another accident along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE). Earlier this morning (Monday, 22nd March), a construction crane had fallen and crashed into a vehicle.
The scary incident took place not far from Puncak Banyan Condominium, which is also near the UCSI University campus at Taman Connaught.
According to reports, the heavy concrete along the road suddenly fell and crashed into a passing vehicle. Residents living around the vicinity were alarmed when they heard loud noises outside. When they went out to take a look, they noticed a car had been badly damaged.
The Star reported that 2 construction workers were killed, while another 2 are seriously injured. The unfortunate driver, who is a Malaysian, was severely injured. The aforementioned 2 workers fell 120m from the construction site and lost their lives on the spot.
“We received a call on the incident at 8:45am and 25 firemen from Cheras, Tun Razak and Hang Tuah were deployed to the scene,” a Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson was quoted as saying.
This is the second SUKE accident this year. The previous accident happened not long ago, on 3rd March.
Update (22nd March, 1:32pm):
Prolintas confirms 3 Chinese nationals died in the collapse of a construction crane. Two of the workers were killed after falling 120ft, while another succumbed to his injuries later on.
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) March 22, 2021
Our condolences to the families involved.
Source: The Star.