Penang Second Bridge ramp collapses, white
car beneath rubbles
EARLIER REPORT: A 30-metre wide ramp from
the Second Penang Bridge in Batu Maung here
collapsed this evening, burying a car and
two motorcycles in the rubble.
In the 6:45pm incident,
the three-tiered ramp near the Mini Circuits
Technologies factory, suddenly gave way
while motorists were passing through
underneath towards Permatang Damar Laut.
A large team of the Fire and Rescue
personnel are currently busy removing the
debris to search for survivors.
Bayan Baru member of parliament Sim Tze Tzin,
who was at the scene, said the rescue
operation began at 8:30pm aided
by about 50 volunteer firemen.
The bridge, which is still under
construction, is scheduled to be completed
next month, and opened to the public in
The incident happened at Lebuhraya Tun Dr
Lim Chong Eu.
NST, 6 June 2013