Use reinforced concrete, not brick

REFERRING to the report “Woman hurt after car plunges from KL car park” (The Star, March 1; online at, there is actually a simple solution to this problem that might even save a few lives.

From the photo in the report, it is quite clear that the end wall was constructed using bricks and cement plaster. As a civil engineer, I am very sure a brick wall is not designed to stop a car’s momentum, as bricks and cement are considered non-structural items.

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