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PPE saves firefighters in industrial fire, explosion, 11 were injured

When a boiler exploded, firefighters were drenched with diesel fuel

By Lee Shi-Ian
The New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Despite the horrific images of firemen ablaze after an explosion at an abandoned factory at the Pengkalan Chepa industrial area in Kota Baru, it was revealed yesterday that the firefighting suits worn by the victims had saved their lives.

Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said the boiler tanks which exploded as the firemen were attempting to put out the blaze drenched them in diesel.

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