Jun 2, 2009
FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY
The roof of the 50,000-capacity Gong Badak stadium in Terengganu collapsed at about 7.30am today.
It is not immediately clear if anyone was hurt in the collapse. The cause of the collapse is also unknown.
Eyewitnesses told Malaysiakini that several vehicles were crushed by the falling roof.
Freelance journalist Sazali Mohd Nor told Malaysiakini that the high roof at the left end of the stadium had collapsed.
The low roof on the right side of the stadium was unaffected.
Malaysiakini learnt that the stadium's consultants were always worried on the strength of the roofs which were built by a foreign contractor.
The stadium was officially opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin last year.
The all-seater stadium was used by the state football team.- MALAYSIAKINI