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Kota Tinggi: An explosion occurred at the Petronas oil refinery in Kota Tinggi, Johor after a fire broke out on Thursday (27 October).

Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation (PRPC) issued a statement regarding the incident, confirming that a “fire and explosion” occurred at 3:40 p.m. at one of the interconnecting pipes at the Pengerang Integrated Complex.

It added that the company’s emergency response team was mobilized to contain the incident and all relevant authorities were notified.

“The fire was fully extinguished at 4:50 pm. No casualties were reported and the incident does not pose an immediate threat to the surrounding area,” the statement said.

A video of the incident went viral on the Facebook group page Persatuan Bangsa Johor, with one post garnering over 700 shares.

The video showed thick black smoke rising from the scene of the accident and uniformed workers running for safety. Explosion at Petronas refinery in Johor after fire, no injuries reported

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