This morning (Thursday, 21st September), a gas cylinder exploded at the warehouse of a popular local food chain company at Jalan Subang 10 around 8am.
China Press reported that at least 8 people were seriously injured. It is believed that a leak in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was the main cause for the explosion.
6 victims out of the aforementioned 8 suffered major burns on their bodies, including a foot fracture, while the remaining 2 sustained splinters caused by the exploded gas cylinder. The victims, aged between 21 and 28, were all foreign workers from Myanmar and Nepal. They are currently receiving treatment at the Serdang hospital.
The fire and rescue department stated that they arrived at the scene 15 minutes after receiving the emergency call at 8:04am. Thankfully, they succeeded in turning off all the gas lines before vanquishing the fire. NST also confirmed that it was an industrial cooking gas cylinder on the first floor, which was being used to cook soup, that exploded.
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To the victims that were affected today, we wish you a speedy recovery.