Two people were killed and another seriously injured when a gantry crane collapsed at an industrial area in Kampung Acheh on Oct 31. The Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the department received a distress call on the matter at 4.58 pm to report the incident
“There were three victims involved in the incident and it happened when cutting work for disposal was being carried out.
“Two victims were pulled out from the scene by firemen and one of them was pronounced dead at the scene while another one suffered injuries.
“There is another victim still trapped in the iron gap of the crane about 15 feet deep and believed to have died. The operation to bring out the body is still being carried out,” he said.
It is learned that the first body was found on the surface of the rubble site as soon as the firemen arrived.
Firemen managed to pull out the second victim who suffered injuries from the scene at 6.10 pm and he was reported to be in stable condition.
The injured and the deceased were taken to the Manjung Hospital. The identities of the victims are yet to be revealed.