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LAST_UPDATEMon, 26 Feb 2018 8am

EPF Employee Claims Hearing Explosion Prior To Blaze

PETALING JAYA: A staff of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) claimed that she heard an explosion prior to the fire that broke out at its building in Jalan Gasing here today.

T. Saraswati, 38, said she was on duty at the information counter in the lobby at that time.

"I heard an explosion from outside the building. I thought it was the construction work. (However,) I was proved wrong when the security personnel told me that the left side of the building was on fire," she told Bernama at the scene.

Saraswati said the situation became chaotic when all employees who had parked their cars near the affected area rushed to move their vehicles.

"Some of them could not do so due to the raging blaze - 40 per cent of the building was engulfed in fire in less than 10 minutes," she said.

- Bernama