Selangor Journal

Station explosion: Police confirms no link to crime and HSA fire

JOHOR BAHRU, OCT 26: An explosion at a petrol station that killed a worker in Taman Mount Austin was not linked to crime.
Johor Police Chief Dato’ Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that the explosion also has no connection with the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) fire incident which occurred few hours earlier.
“There is no connection, I will personally go to the petrol station after this to review the situation.
“Chances are, it was due to worker’s negligence but we do not know yet,” he said, reported by BERNAMA.
Wan Ahmad Najmuddin also requested that the public, including the media, avoid speculating on these two separate incidents.
“Please stop the speculations, it is an on-going investigation and we have yet to know the source of both these incidents.” Wan Ahmad Najmuddin said.

Keadaan kebakaran di Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor. - Foto ihsan Bomba Johor
Keadaan kebakaran di Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor. – Foto ihsan Bomba Johor

In the HSA Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fire incident on the morning of October 26, 6 patients – 4 women and 2 men – died. They were among 7 patients in the ICU, while one patient was found safe and continued to receive treatment at the same hospital.
Two HSA employees were transferred to Sultan Ismail Hospital, while another employee is being treated at HSA for smoke inhalation.
Meanwhile, the petrol station explosion at Taman Mount Austin has one fatality, a male worker aged 33 years old.
The explosion was believed to be caused by tanks of natural gas for vehicles, which were stored at the station.

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