Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ukay Perdana landslide: Three construction workers killed, one injured

A landslide at a construction site in Ukay Perdana left three foreign workers dead and another injured.

Eight workers were performing piling duties at the Sierra Ukay construction site for single-storey houses when the landslide occurred at about 11am Wednesday.

The landslide buried four workers beneath the rubble while others escaped unscathed.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said when firemen arrived at about 11.30am, two of the victims had been pulled from the rubble by their co-workers.

"One of them, a Myanmar national had already died, while a Bangladeshi worker sustained multiple injuries including a broken leg.

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"Two other workers were pulled from the rubble but they were already dead.

"The bodies have been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem, while the injured worker was sent to Ampang Hospital for treatment.

"We are still investigating the cause of the landslide,” he said, adding that the department would work with other agencies to probe the matter further.

Mohd Sani explained the construction site was located on a hill slope in Ukay Perdana.

"We will contact the housing developer soon. Our operation was wrapped up within an hour,” he said.

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