Shoppers and tenants’ safety is one of a shopping mall’s top priority. Everything must be thoroughly checked so that shoppers can shop and tenants can work at ease. However, scary things can still happen in a public space. For instance, the leaking parking lot ceiling at Sunway Pyramid caused a lot of safety concerns from both shoppers and netizens.
Remember that small explosive sound at Harbor Mall Sandakan that made everyone panic thinking there was an earthquake? While that incident was just a false alarm, this recent incident at Pavilion KL was very real and scary that if it weren’t for security taking immediate action, things could’ve gotten worse.
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Talk show host Dato Aznil Nawawi posted a video on his TikTok of what happened during KL Fashion Week that took place at Pavilion KL yesterday (Sunday, 21st August). The 59-year-old was one of the celebrities who attended the highly anticipated annual fashion show and was waiting at a coffee shop before the show started when suddenly a loud explosion could be heard coming from the backstage area.
The video started off with the celebrity host pointing the camera to the direction of mall security guards gathering to investigate the cause for the explosive sound. “We’re at Pavilion and everything is hectic right now. You can even smell the smoke,” he said in the video. Moments later, a small explosive spark could be seen coming from the back of the runway stage and people screaming could also be heard.
Security immediately put out the flames with fire extinguishers and backup arrived soon after. Aznil, or fondly known as Pak Nil, got up from his seat to get a clearer view of the scary incident and described what was happening at that moment. We then see security escorting shoppers away from the stage until it was deemed safe again. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) were informed of the explosion at around 6pm.
Pavilion KL Mall posted an official statement regarding yesterday’s incident on their Facebook page. According to the statement, the explosion was due to cable overheating. “Thorough checking of the entire system and cable replacement were done immediately, with a safety team on standby until the end of the show day,” the statement reads.
Luckily, no one got hurt and the management reassured everyone that they will continue to take all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure shoppers and tenants’ safety.