Explosion at Petronas oil and gas complex in Johor injures two, damages houses


Dateline 2019-04-12, The Straits Times:

Two men were injured after a fire and explosion occurred early on Friday morning (April 12) at an oil refinery being developed by Malaysian oil firm Petronas in Johor.

Petronas said the incident occurred at 1.25am at the Pengerang Integrated Complex. It said its emergency and fire response team was deployed and the fire contained 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 the investigation is still being carried out.”

Bernama reported that more than 10 houses in Kampung Lepau near Pengerang  were believed to have been damaged.

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