Rescuers from the Kuala Lumpur Fire Department arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after 6pm but were only able to get the victims out at 9.26pm.

PETALING JAYA: Police tonight confirmed that two women died after a scaffolding at the construction site of a flyover, collapsed onto the van they were in.

The five occupants were trapped for a few hours in the incident along the MRR2. The driver and two other women escaped with injuries.

All five were locals.

“They will be brought to HUKM,” Cheras police chief Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon told reporters, referring to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM.

A spokesman for the Kuala Lumpur Fire Department said that rescuers had arrived at the scene shortly after receiving an emergency call at 5.58pm.

They were rescued at 9.26pm.

Highway concessionaire Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) said the accident occurred when an “overloaded trailer” crashed into a scaffolding at the site.

“The trailer is not involved or linked to the construction of the SUKE highway in any way,” it said in a statement.



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