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Multilevel Carpark Near Gombak LRT Station Collapses, 2 Injured & 1 Still Trapped in Rubble

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Multilevel Carpark at Gombak LRT Station Collapses, 2 Injured & 1 Still Trapped in Rubble - WORLD OF BUZZ
Source: Bernama News Channel | Twitter & Astro Awani
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According to Astro Awani, in the early hours of Thursday (23rd May), a multilevel carpark building next to the Gombak LRT station collapsed, trapping and injuring three construction workers at the scene.

Rescue efforts are currently being carried out by the Fire and Rescue Department, the Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team (STORM), Malaysian Civil Defence Force, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) after an emergency call was received at 1.13am.

Operation commander Assistant Commissioner issued a statement addressing the incident this morning, saying,

“46 officers from the Wangsa Maju and Gombak Selatan Fire and Rescue stations, along with officers from PDRM, the Civil Defence Force, the Ministry of Health, and DBKL, all rushed to the scene.”

“When we arrived at the location, firemen saw collapsed concrete at a structure that was under construction, which was about 2,500 square feet.”

“Three victims were involved, two of whom have been successfully rescued and sent to the hospital. However, one Indonesian national is still trapped in the rubble.”

Carpark at Gombak LRT Station Collapses, 2 Injured & 1 Still Trapped in Rubble - WORLD OF BUZZ

Source: Astro Awani

Carpark at Gombak LRT Station Collapses, 2 Injured & 1 Still Trapped in Rubble - WORLD OF BUZZ 1

Source: Astro Awani

Carpark at Gombak LRT Station Collapses, 2 Injured & 1 Still Trapped in Rubble - WORLD OF BUZZ 2

Source: Astro Awani

The Fire and Rescue Department also deployed their Canine (K9) Unit to find any other possible victims trapped in the rubble. Currently, search and rescue operations are still underway, while the rubble is also being cleared. 

Meanwhile, MyRapid confirmed the incident on Twitter, clarifying that the collapse does not involve the Gombak LRT terminal and that their services are operating as usual.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story. 

 

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