Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Roof of one-year old stadium collapsed


It is barely one year old, but part of the roof of the Gong Badak stadium in Kuala Terengganu collapsed this morning.

The incident which occured at 9.30am, damaged a car and three motorcycles parked nearby.

Police have cordoned off the area as workers are clearing the debris.

NST Online, 2009/06/02

Gong Badak stadium roof collapse

KUALA TERENGGANU: A sports meet involving staff of local universities starting tomorrow has been called off following the collapsed of a section of the roof at the new Gong Badak stadium.

The stace frame structure of the roof of the 50,000-seat stadium came crashing down at 8am.

There were no reported injuries among the 50-odd staff of the RM300mil stadium but a few cars that were parked underneath it were damaged.

Police have cordoned off the roads leading to the stadium.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Mansor is expected to inspect the stadium later today.

Batu Burok assemblyman Dr Syed Azman has called on the relevant authorities to investigate the incident.

The stadium was completed in the nick of time for the state to host the Malaysia Games in June last year. Published: The Star online, Tuesday June 2, 2009 MYT 12:40:00 PM

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