An explosion went off at an Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station construction site yesterday evening (Tuesday, 10th October).

The scary incident took place at Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Get this, not only was the explosion cause by an old bomb, but the city police has confirmed that it was a World War 2 era bomb!

MRT Construction Site
Photos for illustration purposes only. (Source: Bloomberg TV/ The Star)

Investigations have determined that it was caused by an old bomb from World War 2… and the bomb exploded suddenly during construction work,” Kuala Lumpur Police chief Amar Singh was quoted as saying. However, he did not go into specifics on the type of bomb.


The episode resulted in several casualties and a few were severely injured. 2 Bangladeshi construction workers, unfortunately, lost their legs. Another, suffered injuries to his hands and legs. The 3 victims are currently seeking treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital. They are said to be in stable condition.

MRT Construction Site
Source: Bernama

3 months ago in July, an active World War 2 bomb was discovered in at a construction site in Sandakan, Sabah. Thankfully, no one was hurt at the time.

Sources: FTM, Bernama/ Featured image: Bloomberg TV.

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