TODAY IN HISTORY – 31 July 1988

Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, Butterworth

The Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridge collapse occurred on 31 July 1988, at the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal in Butterworth, Penang. The collapse caused the deaths of 32 people and injured 1,634 people. It was blamed on overcrowding and the jetty being made out of steel bars that led to the collapse.

Sources: Historynet.com, Wikipedia

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