GEORGE TOWN: Four people were feared killed when a section of the ramp connecting the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to the second Penang bridge in Batu Maung collapsed.
The section, which fell onto at least one lane of the expressway, was believed to have buried two passing cars and a motorcycle under its debris.
Police said initial information revealed that the four victims in a car were feared dead.
Balik Pulau deputy OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin confirmed that a car was found smashed.
Penang deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said three people were injured. The incident, which occurred during rush hour at 7pm yesterday, caused a massive traffic jam.
Span damage: A section of the Second Penang Bridge that collapsed.
Hundreds of rescue workers, including firemen, voluntary fire-fighters and Civil Defence Department personnel, were removing the rubble.
More : read Here: #Alhamdulillah, aku hanya terlewat beberapa second jer after bridge ni collapsed! Hari Selasa masa lunch tue da lalu & ckp kat kwn aq, macam nk runtuh ja..jangan ler runtuh time kami lalu psl aku tak beranak lagi & kawan aku ada 2 anak kecik...Ngeri weh bila lalu kat bwh nie!...
Mmg dekat sgt bridge nie dgn office & tiap2 hari lalu dpn nie...
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