Published: Tuesday February 28, 2012 MYT 10:38:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday February 28, 2012 MYT 11:05:54 PM
Several explosions heard as fire razes LPG plant
By M. KUMAR
SEMENYIH: Several explosions were heard as fire blazed through a liquefied petroleum gas bottling plant on Tuesday.
Witnesses said they saw gas cylinders flying into the air and exploding after the fire started at about 8.30pm.
The fire blasted the plant, razing it to the ground and gutting a nearby lorry which was also loaded with cylinders of gas used for cooking. A car and motorcycle was also found burnt.
Firemen put out the blaze by 10pm and there was no report of casualties or injuries, said Kajang OCPD ACP Abdul Rashid Wahab.
He said police were checking to see if the facility, which started operating about six weeks ago, had an operating license as it appeared to lack the basic of safety features.
Police were also looking for the operator of the plant who has gone missing, he said.
The entire area has been cordoned off as police and firemen check the ruins.