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Indonesian dead, three hurt in Telok Panglima Garang oil tank blaze

01/05/2021 11:51 PM

SHAH ALAM, May 1 -- An Indonesian man was killed while three others suffered minor injuries when two crude oil tanks caught fire at the Emery Oleochemicals plant in Telok Panglima Garang Industrial area today.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said in a statement today that they received a distress call at 5.36 pm and firefighters from the Telok Panglima Garang, Banting and Andalas Fire and Rescue stations were deployed to the scene.

"The deceased was doing welding works on the tank when it suddenly exploded. The victim then fell from a height of 10 metres to the ground,” he said in a statement today.

He said the deceased was identified as Mohd Salleh while the injured were identified as Indonesian Mohamad Farid and two Sabahans, Mohammad Faizal Ebbah, 38, and Mad Nasir, 40.

According to the reports, Norazam said the plant where the two crude oil tanks, which were 50 per cent burnt, were stored is 10,000 sq ft in size.

He said firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control at 6.45 pm.


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