Bridge project had collapsed.
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“That is the section connecting the bridge to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway,” he told The Malaysian Insider in a telephone interview.
The section is still under construction and the contractor was supposed to complete it and hand over the completed section by next month, he added.
“Construction works were ongoing when it happened but we have ordered immediate stop work on all construction works following the incident,” he said.
It is still too early to determine the cause of the collapse but JKSB will conduct a full investigation into the incident.
Azizi could not confirm if any workers were on the bridge when it collapsed.
“I have received reports that vehicles are trapped underneath but we have to wait for further confirmation from the rescue personnel,” he said.
JKSB will release a full statement on the incident by tomorrow.
As of 9pm, the Fire and Rescue Department personnel are still removing scaffolding and debris on the collapsed section.
It is believed that a motorcyclist who was injured in the incident was immediately taken to the hospital shortly after the incident at around 7pm.
The authorities could not confirm any other casualties in the incident yet.