KUALA LUMPUR: An overloaded trailer was involved in the incident along the MRR2, says the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) developer.
In a statement on Wednesday (March 3), Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn. Bhd confirmed that there was an incident involving an overloaded trailer that impacted scaffolding belonging to the SUKE construction site late this afternoon
"Please be informed that the said trailer was a private vehicle and is not involved in or affiliated with the construction of the SUKE highway in any way. The accident at the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan caused severe traffic congestion," it said.
It added that rescuers from the Fire and Rescue Department were on site to conduct an investigation of the incident.
"SUKE is currently extending all possible assistance and cooperation to the relevant authorities to ensure public safety. SUKE will issue a follow-up statement regarding this incident as soon as more information is available," it added.
A van with at least five people in it was trapped after a bridge under construction collapsed onto it.
The City Fire and Rescue Department in a statement said they received a distress call on the incident at around 5.58pm on Wednesday.
It added that 23 firemen, three fire engines and two emergency rescue service vehicles from Jalan Hang Tuah, Tun Razak and Cheras Fire Stations were dispatched to the scene along the MRR2 headed to Ampang.
"Initial investigations revealed a portion of a bridge under construction collapsed on a factory van. Information has been received that at least five people are trapped in the vehicle," the statement added.
Work to extricate the victims is underway.
Meanwhile, City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said a trailer carrying heavy machinery is believed to have hit a portion of the SUKE Highway bridge currently under construction.