KUALA LUMPUR: A lightning strike left three people badly injured at a construction site in Bandar Malaysia this evening.
The incident, which is followed by an explosion, is believed to have occurred at an under-construction MRT station nearby.
Those injured were believed to be Bangladeshi construction workers.
Initial reports suggest that the three had their legs severed in the accident. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the City Fire and Rescue Department.
The full extent of their injuries however are unknown as at press time.
Meanwhile, MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd (MGKT) in a statement confirmed that three Bangladeshi workers were seriously injured in the incident.
The company said the three general workers were carrying out housekeeping works outside the immediate work area in the 5pm incident.
The cause, it said is still “unknown” and investigation is on-going.
“The Fire and Rescue Department and police have been informed whilst the victims have been hospitalised for treatment.
“The workers are seeking treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital and reported to be in stable condition,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Brickfields police chief Assistant Commissioner Ruslan Khalid said police are still investigating the cause of the explosion.
“Based on the initial investigation we have ruled out foul play, it was a workplace accident,” he said when contacted.
Bandar Malaysia South is one of the 11 Underground stations under the Sungai Buloh-Serdang- Putrajaya Line (SSP) and MGKT is the Underground Work Package Contractor.