TWO Bangladeshi construction workers who were trapped in the rubble of a condominium building in Kuala Lumpur Village yesterday afternoon were rescued.
The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), which received an emergency call at 3.47pm before rushing to the scene, managed to pull out the first 30-year-old victim at 5.15pm.
The 26-year-old was later rescued at 9.40pm after being trapped for more than five hours.
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said both victims were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for further treatment.
“Alhamdulillah, our main task of rescuing the victims today has been completed. We will continue the investigation to find out the cause of the incident and so on.
“The project will be halted for one month pending the outcome of the investigation by the Workers' Health Safety Department on the structure of the building,” he said.
Zuraida said the ministry would also consult the Federal Territory Ministry on the ongoing project.
“Tomorrow I will discuss the matter with the Minister of Territory and the National Housing Department, the DOSH has also obtained preliminary evidence and they will investigate the incident today.
“Once we get the report, of course we will make sure the project is taken but it depends on the report,” he said.
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