7 Facts You Should Know About The Shopping Mall Collapse In Alor Gajah That Killed 3

All those injured were rushed to Tampin and Malacca Hospitals.

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1. One of the floors of an under construction supermarket collapsed in Pulau Sebang, Malacca, at about 2.15 pm on Monday, 22nd June

Workers and members of a rescue team trying to remove debris in their bid to save several workers trapped under a collapsed part of an under construction shopping complex at Pulau Sebang near Alor Gajah.

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2. The collapsed floor is said to be an upper level parking lot. The incident happened after workers removed part of the steel support.

The parking lot of a supermarket in Pulau Sebang, Malacca, still under construction, collapsed.

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3. After the incident, the municipal council issued a stop work order at the shopping mall. According to The Star, municipal officials were seen placing the stop work notices at the site in Pulau Sebang.

A Fire and Rescue Department officer assessing the collapse site in Alor Gajah.

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4. 19 workers were injured in the incident, said M.S. Mahadevan, State Human Resources and NGO Affairs Committee Chairman

Malacca Fire and Rescue Department director Nazili Mahmood described the scene as catastrophic. "The whole floor was ravaged and those who survived should be thankful," he said.

5. The incident killed 3 construction workers, all Myanmar nationals

Malacca police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said the victims were still being identified. "All those injured were rushed to Tampin and Malacca Hospitals. We are still waiting for documents to identify them but ground report said most of the victims are from Myanmar," he said.

6. Malacca police chief Chuah Ghee Lye said that 3 others were seriously injured while another 3 suffered minor injuries.

"All were from Myanmar. The workers were removing (staging) from the hardened concrete floor when the whole floor suddenly collapsed. We are investigating the actual cause of the collapse. We are also inspecting the entire structure of the building to ensure it is safe," he told reporters at the scene today.

7. Assistance would be provided to the victims