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Seven men injured in Semporna tourist boat fire
Published on: Monday, August 03, 2020
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Seven men injured in Semporna tourist boat fire
SEMPORNA: Seven men were reported injured after a tourist boat caught fire at the Dive Floating Centre here on Saturday, involving four locals and three illegal immigrants.

Eastern Sabah Security Command commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali said police received a call regarding the incident at 10.30am and the victims were aged between 18 and 36.

“The incident occurred while four workers were transferring petrol from the boat’s fuel tank to a container. “A small explosion caused the boat to catch fire.

“There were seven on board at the time,” he said, adding that the victims suffered between five and 30 per cent burns on their bodies and are currently receiving treatment at the Tawau Hospital.

In the meantime, he said the case is still under police investigation. Earlier, when contacted, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass confirmed the incident and injuries.



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