KUALA LUMPUR: A pedestrian bridge under construction at KL Eco City near Midvalley Megamall collapsed today, killing at least one person.

A traffic spokesman said at least nine construction workers were injured in the 3.30pm incident.

The spokesman said among those injured were four Vietnamese, four Bangladeshis and a Sabahan.

Several other workers are feared trapped underneath the collapsed structure.

“We have yet to ascertain the number of people trapped under the collapsed bridge,” said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, a 25-year old Bangladeshi worker at the site said he was close to the site when the accident happened.

He said he was about 100m away when he heard an extremely loud crash from behind.

He turned around and was shocked to see that the pedestrian walkway had fallen.

“I'm worried that there might be further accidents, but I’ve come to work anyway. I heard that several people are injured. I hope they are safe," he said.

A view of the under-construction bridged which had collapsed. Pix by MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN.
At least nine people were injured in the incident. MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN.
At least one person is reported to have died in the incident. MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN.
It is believed several workers are still trapped underneath the collapsed structure. MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN.
The incident occurred around 3.30pm near Mid Valley Mega Mall. Pix by MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN
Those injured were Vietnamese, Bangladeshis and a Sabahan. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Dept.
It’s still unknown how many are trapped underneath. Those injured were Vietnamese, Bangladeshis and a Sabahan. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Dept.
Firemen inspecting the area as they try to look for any trapped victim. BERNAMA pix.
Firemen at the scene where some of the trapped victims were found. BERNAMA pix.
Some of the construction workers seen at the site, as they make their way to safety.