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PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2017 7:04pm

36 babies safe, Shah Alam hospital fire put out

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SHAH ALAM, 15 Feb 2017:

A small fire broke out at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Shah Alam Hospital in Section 7 here today but there was no loss of life or injury.

According to a source at the hospital, the fire was believed to have started at 9am and the hospital was still waiting for a detailed report from the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) on the cause and losses.

“All the 36 babies at the ward were transferred to a nearby ward due to the fire.

“Efficient crisis management had helped the hospital move out the babies in a short time,” the source said.

In the meantime, a Selangor JBPM spokesman said a small fire broke out involving an equipment at the NICU ward and was promptly doused.

Separately in TELUK INTAN, the house of a local imam in Taman Perumahan Awam Padang Tembak here was razed to the ground, while three others had their roofs destroyed in a fire today.

However, no one was at home when it occurred at 11.30am.

The imam, Mohd Ahtib Mohd Arif, 73, when met by reporters said he, his wife and grandchildren had gone to Teluk Intan town to purchase some groceries when he received a call from a neighbour.

“When we reached home, the fire was raging and we could not do anything besides watching the firemen fight the flames. Luckily, the neighbours managed to save my Honda C70 motorcycle.”

As for the other three houses affected in the fire, one was rented by a nurse at the Teluk Intan Hospital, another lived-in by 77-year-old Rapiah Abdullah, while the third was empty.

Teluk Intan Fire and Rescue Station senior officer II Nor Ahmad Mohd Sharif said firemen took almost an hour to douse the fire, while the cause and extent of the damages were yet to be ascertained.

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