Sinkholes cause traffic jams in central KL
TWO cave-ins in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle caused traffic snarls in Malaysia's capital yesterday.
The two sinkholes, about 10m deep, are at the busy intersection of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Hang Tuah, where an underground tunnel being constructed collapsed, The Star reported.
One appeared at 10.38am and the other at 12.20pm, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department said.
"We predict that the road will collapse further along the tunnel line. The collapse has damaged Syabas water pipes. It is learnt that two idle excavators were in the tunnel when the incident occurred but no casualties have been reported," a spokesman said.
Monorail service between Imbi and Hang Tuah stations were halted temporarily.
The Golden Triangle is KL's commercial, shopping and entertainment hub.