[BREAKING] 18 Injured, 2 More Trapped In Rubble After Explosion In Kuching Shopping Mall

The explosion occurred around 3.30pm today.

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[UPDATE] Bomba finds three bodies in wreckage of Kuching mall explosion

Citing a Bomba spokesperson, Utusan reported that at least three men have been killed by the explosion at City One Megamall in Kuching earlier today. 

An early report of the incident also revealed that the explosion occurred at a food outlet that was still under renovation. 

The explosion is reported to have occurred at City One Megamall in Kuching, Sarawak at about 3.30pm today, 4 December

Photos and videos showing the aftermath of the explosion are currently circulating on social media. The cause of the explosion is believed to be a gas leak.

BorneoPost reported that initial reports from the Fire and Rescue Department indicated that part of the building collapsed due to a gas explosion. 

Local portal Sarawak Daily reported that most of the victims have been evacuated from the building, but two others are still trapped in the wreckage

According to Bernama, the fire department confirmed that 18 people were injured in the explosion, adding that some victims suffered burns to their face and arms.

The Malaysian Insight reported that most of the victims are believed to be mall employees and workers renovating a food outlet. 

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The Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to the mall after an emergency call was received at 3.37pm. They are currently working on rescuing the trapped victims.

*MAKLUMAN INSIDEN RUNTUHAN BANGUNAN DI CITY ONE MEGAMALL, JALAN SONG, KUCHING* Terima panggilan kecemasan pada jam 15:37:00 *BBP Tabuan Jaya* hadir ke lokasi - 1 FRT, 1 RRV, 1 Hilux + 13 anggota diketuai oleh PBT Mosli bin Hj Salim *BBP Batu Lintang* hadir ke lokasi - 1 FRT, 1 EMRS + 11 anggota diketuai diketuai oleh PBK II Law Kim Hin *BBP Padungan* hadir ke lokasi - 1 EMRS + 3 anggota *Pegawai Kanan Di Lokasi* 1. PKPjB Khirudin bin Drahman@Hussaini 2. PgKB I Tiong Ling Hii 3. PgKB I Johari bin Dzulkifli 4. PKPgB Ricky anak Dasep 5. PPgB Chong Bui Chan *Info Dari Pusat Gerakan Operasi Bomba Sarawak*

Posted by DayakDaily on Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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