Four killed, one missing in Pengerang fire

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JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 -- Four people were killed while one is still missing in the fire at the diesel hydrotreater unit in Pengerang near Kota Tinggi last night.

According to  state Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Pauzan Ahmad, one person is safe while another sustained 70 per cent burns in the fire which occurred at about 10.50 p.m.

“Seven victims were involved, one victim who managed to escape is known as Mohd Saiful Amat, while another who was hurt was Arnado Alexander," he said in a statement here today.

The victims who were killed and missing are Fadhi Akmal Fadzil, Azarul Ashraf Nor Akmal, Norfazly Md Nor, Che Huzaidy Che Harun and Hadi Syafiq Jamil.

As of 11.15 a.m. today, the operations involved 33 members of the Fire Department and nine trucks, aided by 37 members of the Pengerang Central Emergency & Fire Services (CEFS) and eight trucks.


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