PETALING JAYA: Four individuals were killed at a construction site today in Sungai Buloh after the partially-built stairs of a building collapsed.
Three of them were electrocuted when they tried to help a woman trapped in the ruins.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department chief Norazam Khamis said they received a call about 1pm, informing them about a building structure collapse at Kampung Matang Pagar, Sungai Buloh.
The department then sent five officers and a fire truck from the Sungai Buloh fire station to the scene.
“A 29-year-old pregnant woman was hit when the staircase of the double-storey house under construction collapsed.
“Three men rushed to assist her.
“They were unaware that an electric current was flowing out after the collapse.
“The three men, including an Indonesian, were electrocuted while going to the woman’s rescue,” he said.
Norazam added the four were pronounced dead by health personnel after they were taken out from the crash site.
He identified the victims as Wan Hasheliza Wan Ibrahim, 29, Mohd Radezi Abdul Aziz, 35, Shahril Apipie Mokhtar, 29, and an Indonesian known as Bambang Sulistio.
Police have sealed off the area for further investigations.