WWII bomb explodes at MRT construction site

The explosion at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station construction site in Bandar Malaysia on 10 October was from an old bomb from the Second World War.

“It exploded suddenly while construction work was being done,” said city police chief Comm Datuk Amar Singh, as reported in The Malaysian Insight.  Police are continuing their investigations into the accident.

In the incident at about 5pm, three Bangladeshi workers were seriously injured and two of them lost their legs while another suffered injuries on the hands and legs.

The three victims were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, a Fire and Rescue Department source said the department received a call at 5.23pm and arrived at the location about 10 minutes later.

He said 25 officers and personnel with five fire engines from Hang Tuah, Pudu and Tun Razak stations rushed to the site.

Bandar Malaysia South is one of the 11 underground stations under the MRT Line 2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya). — Construction+ Online


Update (13 Oct): Two workers die from bomb blast injuries; Ministry to probe possible violation of SOP