Twenty-five metre stretch of road collapses in Iskandar Puteri

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A 25m stretch of road between Forest City and the Tanjung Pelepas highway here collapsed on Sunday (July 23).

Iskandar Puteri Fire and Rescue department operations commander Hairulnizam Mohd Noh said that they received a call about the incident at 2.09pm.

"Seven firemen were deployed to the scene and upon arrival found that about 25m of the main road and bridge had collapsed.

"Once we confirmed that the area was safe, we handed the matter over to the police for traffic control at the area," he said in a statement.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Rahmat Ariffin confirmed the incident and said no injuries were reported.

In a statement, Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV) said Forest City project staff and its relevant technical personnel rushed to the scene for emergency action.

"Forest City immediately got in touch with the relevant government departments for setback management and cause investigation.

"Forest City will conduct a thorough inspection of the entire bridge and will actively cooperate with government departments to carry out the necessary action and procedures to ensure the safety of users," read the statement.

It added that updates on the matter, including construction recovery, would be posted on Forest City's official social media accounts.

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