Explosion at Petronas oil and gas facility in Johor

KUALA LUMPUR – A fire and explosion occurred early Friday morning at the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor. According to a statement by Petronas, the incident took place at...
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KUALA LUMPUR – A fire and explosion occurred early Friday morning at the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor.

According to a statement by Petronas, the incident took place at 1.25am whereby an emergency and fire response team was deployed and contained the fire within 30 minutes.

“The situation is under control and all relevant authorities have been informed,” it said.

“We will provide additional information in due course as investigation is still being carried out.”

Video footage of the incident has been circulating online with reports suggesting that the explosion was triggered by a leaking gas tank.

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

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/explosion-petronas-oil-and-gas-facility-johor
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