A Mercedes-Benz mobile burst into flames right outside Pavilion shopping mall in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The incident happened earlier today (Tuesday, 14th January) at 12.40pm.
The chaotic atmosphere was recorded by a few passers-by before it went viral online. In this case, most of the videos were taken before the firefighters arrived on the scene.
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According to Operations Command, Head of the Fire and Rescue Station, Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur, PBK II, Mohd Azam Alip, the team received an emergency call at 1.40pm regarding the incident.
“The fire was managed to be extinguished at around 2.01pm. Based on our reports, the damage caused by the burn is estimated to be around 90%,” Mohd Azam said in an official press release.
— Iq (@faiqanuar) January 14, 2020ADVERTISEMENT
It’s happened today kereta terbakar depan pavilion kl , be careful everyone. pic.twitter.com/S1QUDDsbB1
— akid (@SyahirAkid_) January 14, 2020
The main cause of the fire is still under investigation as at time of writing.