Yet another building collapsed incident in Terengganu... what went wrong...?

The third floor of a building under construction collapsed in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu’s campus in Gong Badak, killing one Bangladeshi worker.

Two other workers are seriously injured while another two sustained light injuries in the incident that took place at 5.30pm Monday. Three workers escaped unharmed.

All the workers involved are Bangladeshis.

UMT deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs) Prof Dr Yahaya Ibrahim said that the building was constructed to house the varsity’s Oceanography Institute and the tragedy was the result of weak scaffolding that collapsed.

“From what we know, the problem lies with the scaffolding. There is nothing wrong with the structure of the institute,” he said in a telephone interview.

“There were no students near the construction site and campus life will not be disrupted.”.... Read More


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