Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Explosion rips through Empire Gallery - The Star Online

SUBANG JAYA: Four people were injured while more than 300 people rescued and evacuated when an explosion occurred at the lower ground floor of the Empire Gallery shopping mall in Subang which houses the food court here early Wednesday.

 Firemen assessing the damage from the explosion.

Firemen from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department also rescued four other people who were trapped at the lower ground floor of the complex.

The injured, including a Nepali security guard and a local, who sustained cuts caused by falling shattered glass, were sent to the hospital for treatment.

In the 3.45am gas-piping explosion, the blast damaged two other floors in the complex. It also caused damages to the adjoining office block and studio apartment.

 The scene at the Empire Shopping complex Wednesday morning.

Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department station chief Mohd Khairi Daud said firemen from Subang Jaya were assisted by their colleagues from PJ and surrounding areas in evacuating the hotel guests, numbering more than 300 people.

Firemen are now checking the structure of the building to ensure its safety.

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Fresh Garden said...

Oh my, it's horrible!
Fortunately, it happened during the non-peak hours.

Eaven Sun Lee Peng said...

Yep! But unfortunately, 4 people hurt =(