In the early hours of this morning, a retaining wall at Wisma YPR in Taman Seputeh collapsed, tragically resulting in the death of a security guard. The incident took place on privately owned premises that fall under the jurisdiction of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
According to a Facebook post by Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi today, the incident is being investigated under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) and several related by-laws.
In a statement, a representative of the Works Ministry expressed their readiness to provide any assistance within the ministry’s capacity upon request.
As per his statement, it is believed that the incident took place as a 6-meter-high retaining wall collapsed on a guard post, resulting in the security guard being buried in the debris.
According to a statement from the individual, a search-and-rescue operation was conducted by multiple agencies including the Fire and Rescue Department, its Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team, police, and the Civil Defence Force. The team successfully located the victim’s body, which was found buried 3 meters deep at 6:23am this morning.
He expressed his sympathy and offered sincere condolences to the family of the security guard.
This morning, reports from the media indicated that a 73-year-old security guard was discovered deceased beneath the debris of a retaining wall that had collapsed at Wisma YPR.
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