One of the victims of the explosion in Bangsar MRT construction site has succumbed to his injuries.
MMC Gamuda KVMRT issued a statement today,
“Of the three injured, one succumbed to the injuries. Two others are in a critical condition.”
It added that the workers seeking treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur were initially reported to be in stable condition at the point of admission before their condition worsened.
“The cause of the incident will be made know when the investigation is fully completed,” it said.
Nobody would have expected a bomb from the World War II era to be still alive and able to explode!
Just yesterday, October 10, at around 5 pm, a World War II-era bomb suddenly exploded at an MRT construction site, a total of three Bangladeshi workers were severely injured with two of them losing their legs.
The Fire and Rescue Department was alerted at 5.23 pm and arrived on scene 10 minutes later.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said,
“From initial investigations, an old bomb from the Second World War suddenly exploded when construction works were being carried out.”
The three victims were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment, and they are reported to be in a stable condition.
Although the type of bomb was not reported, police are still investigating the explosion.
Because construction work sometimes includes digging into the ground, the construction company must be extra careful, now that we know old war bombs may be buried under us and it may or may not explode. Hopefully, if any construction company come across an oddly shaped object, they would alert the authority first before digging it out by themselves.
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