KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A section of a roof beam collapsed at Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park on Tuesday night (15 Aug), crushing ten parked vehicles located on the street below.
The incident occurred at Block A of Sri Desa Entrepreneur’s Park, which also houses the service centre of Member of Parliament for Seputeh, Teresa Kok.
The aftermath of the collapse has been captured in a video shared on Facebook. The video vividly shows extensive damage to multiple cars caused by the collapsed roof section.
No casualties reported
Assistant Commissioner Amihizam Abdul Shukor, the police chief of Brickfields district, stated that a preliminary inspection by the Fire and Rescue Department revealed that there were no casualties in connection to the incident.
“As a precautionary measure, we conducted checks on all five floors of the building to ensure nobody was inside,” he said.
He mentioned that at the moment, the authorities are engaged in an investigation to determine the actual cause of the incident, taking into account that it occurred under favorable weather conditions without any rainfall.
When questioned, he emphasized that it is important for the public to avoid the area temporarily, refrain from speculating about the incident, and exercise patience as the relevant authorities conduct thorough checks to ensure the building’s safety.
In the meantime, personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department remain prepared and ready at the location.
Initially, Operations Commander Armdan Mahat stated that a group of 26 personnel from Seputeh Hang Tuah and Tun Razak fire stations swiftly answered a distress call at around 9.59 pm on Tuesday.
“Our personnel are on standby at the scene as we worry more debris will fall.
“We will remain at the scene until the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Public Works Department representatives conduct an inspection,” he stated.