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Two Teenagers Trapped in a Shop Lot on Fire, Sent for Treatment

A fire broke out at a clothes store in Mydin Meru Raya earlier today (May 7).

A spokesperson for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) said that an emergency call regarding the incident was received at around 2.09pm.

“A squad and a vehicle from the Meru Raya Fire and Rescue Station were rushed to the scene. 

“Upon arrival, it was shown that the store on fire was part of a clothing shop lot of 25×20 feet in size.

“The squad cut a part of the roller shutter door using a circular disc saw to break it open.

“They then used two hose reels to extinguish the fire which had consumed about 50 percent of the shop lot. It was brought under control by 2.58pm.

“The operation was assisted by volunteer fire brigades from Pekan Baru and Bercham,” he explained.

When contacted by the media, the deputy director of operations for JBPM Perak, Muhamad Shahrizal Aris said that two teenagers aged 18 and 19 suffered breathing difficulties due to the fire incident.

“Both of them were trapped in the shop lot. They were subsequently rescued by public witnesses and had been sent to the hospital for further treatment.

“Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of fire,” he added.

 

Chris Teh

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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