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Concrete Slab, Crane Falls Onto Traffic Leaving 2 Dead In Another SUKE Highway Construction Accident

Concrete Slab, Crane Falls Onto Traffic Leaving 2 Dead In Another SUKE Highway Construction Accident

This isn’t the first time a concrete slab has fallen from SUKE.

Anne Dorall

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At around 8.30am today, residents of Puncak Banyan Apartments in Taman Connaught, Cheras, were disturbed by an extremely loud crash.

Construction of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) Highway on the road right next to the apartments and behind UCSI University has yielded yet another terrifying accident, this time ending in tragedy.

A large portion of concrete had collapsed, taking a construction crane with it.

Left: the concrete block that fell, and right: the metal crane that fell.
(Credit: Facebook)

A large metal rod had fallen directly onto one of the commuting cars below, folding it in half. Two commuters in the car are believed to be trapped with injuries. Two construction workers in the crane are believed to be dead.

Left: the car crushed after a metal rod fell on it, right: two construction workers operating the crane were involved in the accident.
(Credit: Facebook)

The road has currently been blocked off and authorities are at the scene.

The accident was first reported in a post by the Facebook group No Suke Highway.

The developers of the expressway, Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas), have yet to release a statement on the accident, although they have noted that commuters will need to make a detour at this time due to the closure of this part of the road.

Not the first time SUKE was involved

Late last year, SUKE was also involved in a freak accident where a concrete slab fell onto a car on the road.

Fortunately for those involved last year, they escaped unhurt.

READ MORE: Concrete Slab Falls On A Proton Saga In KL, While A Tower Crane Piece Falls On A MyVi In PJ


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