Underground Tunnel In Jalan Imbi Collapses

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Project: Pudu Underpass by DBKL

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic is at a snarl in the city after part of a road at the intersection of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Hang Tuah where an underground tunnel was being constructed collapsed, Wednesday morning.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said the tunnel, which is part of Pudu underpass project by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), sunk twice at approximately 10.38am and 12.20pm, Wednesday.

“We predict that the road will collapse further along the tunnel line.

The collapse has damaged Syabas water pipes.

It is learnt that two idle excavators were in the tunnel when the incident occurred but no casualties have been reported,” he said.

Thirty personnel from the fire department as well as two teams comprising of 20 DBKL rescue personnel, police, and Prasarana officers are on site to assist with the situation.

Source: The Star – News

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