Second victim in Malaysia construction site blast dies from injuries

The blast at the Bandar Malaysia site is believed to have been caused by an old bomb from the Second World War.
The blast at the Bandar Malaysia site is believed to have been caused by an old bomb from the Second World War. PHOTO: BERNAMA

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The second victim involved in an explosion at an MRT construction site in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur died on Friday (Oct 13).

The blast on Tuesday at the Bandar Malaysia site is believed to have been caused by an old bomb from the Second World War.

A spokesman from the MRT's main contractor MMC-Gamuda confirmed the latest death.

Akram Md Oyashim, 45, succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Friday.

Earlier, Mohammad Juwel Miah, 29, died from injuries sustained in the blast.

A third Bangladeshi national, Jamir Hossan, 34, is said to still be in critical condition.

The victims had been warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.