It is just reported that three people were injured, while one life was lost after the second Penang bridge in Batu Maung collapsed yesterday.
The injured victims was an Indonesian worker and a Myanmar national. They were both sent to the Penang Hospital for treatment and are both in stable condition. The third victim was a local woman, Thilasheni Rajendran, 24, who was injured by flying debris while flying through the area.
At about 12.40am, a four-man team from the Special Team Operation and Response Mechanism (STORM) reportedly found the body of an occupant of a car believed to be a Kelisa.
Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) public relations and communications department deputy manager Azizi Azizan said the incident occurred while concrete pouring works were ongoing. “It collapsed when the scaffolding supporting the area gave way”.
Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the construction works have been temporarily halted while the road in the vicinity has been closed to traffic. (Source)