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October 05, 2017 00:18 AM

UnimMAP Building Housing Its CIGC, IMK Catches Fire

ARAU, Oct 4(Bernama) -- The second floor of a three-storey building that houses Universiti Malaysia Perlis' (UniMAP) Centrefor Industrial and Government Collaboration and EngineeringMathematics Institute (CIGC and IMK))at the main campushere caught fire late this evening.

According to Arau Fire and Rescue chiefMohamad Firdaus Yusofthefire believed to have startedat sunset, destroyed 70 per cent of the second floorand the cause of the fire was still not known.

He said 23firefighters from Arau, Kangar and Kuala Perlisfire stations were rushed to the scene afterreceiving a call at 7.27pm.

"When we arrivedthick smokecould be seen billowing from the second floor. Someof the firefightersentered the floor to pull the ceiling for ventilation and the fire was extinguished at 8.07pm," he said when met at the scene.

Meanwhile, UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal,said severalimportant memorandum ofunderstanding (MoU)documents were kept in the building, adding that total damage and losses could onlybe determinedaftera full investigation.

Raja Mudaof Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail who is also UniMAPchancellor visited the site of the fire along with several senior university staff.



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