Explosion at Petronas' Pengerang Integrated Complex, Two injured

Explosion at Petronas' Pengerang Integrated Complex, Two injured

7:19 AM, 12th April 2019
Fire at Pengerang Integrated Complex
Fire at Pengerang Integrated Complex. © BERNAMA

PENGERANG, MALAYSIA: A fire and explosion occurred early Friday morning at the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor, resulted in injuring two men believed to be security guards at the site.

In a statement, Petronas said the incident happened at around 1.25am at the Pengerang Integrated Complex.

The company said its emergency and response team (ERT) was deployed and managed to contain the fire within 30 minutes.

Meanwhile Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ashmon Bajah, who confirmed the incident, saying that the fire took place at one of the project sites within the complex.

“The Petronas ERT received the report and deployed five fire engines with 30 firemen, and they were able to control and put out the fire at around 2.15am.

“Two locals, who work as security personnel at the site, were injured and have received outpatient treatment at the Rapid Pengerang emergency centre,” he said.

Supt Ashmon added that a joint investigation was currently underway to determine the cause of the fire. Various agencies, including Johor Environment, Security and Safety Committee (Jakksas), district disaster committee and Petronas Rapid safety management, would be involved.

Comments on social media have suggested that the blast was felt as far off as Pasir Gudang.

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