Pregnant woman and rescuers die in construction site accident


Unpleasant task: Firemen working on extricating the body of the pregnant woman.

PETALING JAYA: A pregnant woman was crushed to death while three other men who rushed to rescue her died from electric shock following a construction site accident in Sungai Buloh.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Depart-ment director Norazam Khamis said the department received a distress call at 12.57pm yesterday.

“We immediately dispatched a fire engine with seven officers to the scene at Kampung Matang Pagar.

“The 29-year-old pregnant woman was hit when a staircase at a construction site collapsed,” he said yesterday.

He said three other men rushed to her aid but they also ended up as victims.

“They were electrocuted as electric current was still flowing following the collapse.

“All four victims died at the scene,” he said, adding that his personnel managed to extricate the body of the woman and removed the three other bodies.

The victims were identified as Wan Hasheliza Wan Ibrahim, 29, Mohd Radezi Abdul Aziz, 35, Shahril Apipie Mokhtar, 29, and an Indo-nesian man known as Bambang Sulistio.

Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Shafa’aton Abu Bakar said the case has been classified as sudden death.

He added that the bodies of the four victims have been sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for post-mortems.

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