An uncompleted flyover connecting to the still-under-construction second Penang bridge at Batu Maung (on the island) collapsed at around 7pm this evening, burying at least one car and a motorcycle under the debris.
Police fear that four people dead after a car, a white-coloured Perodua Kelisa, was found buried under the rubble.
The 24km-long bridge was set for completion next month. This is the second bridge linking the island to the mainland.
The longest bridge in South-East Asia and 20th in the world was supposed to go through road commissioning and testing in August before being officially opened in September.
The collapse of the interchange ramp of the Penang Second Bridge does not involve the bridge structure itself, said a Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) spokesman.
It only involves the concrete ramp and steel girders in Package 3A at the exit passage from the bridge to the highway on the island part.
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The section, which fell onto at least one lane of the expressway, was believed to have buried two passing cars and a motorcycle under its debris.
A morning image of the collapse..
Source: The Star