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Man injured by an exploding laundrette dryer dies

He leaves behind a wife and two children

The man who was a victim of an explosion that occurred at a Klang laundrette on October 4th has succumbed to his injuries recently on October 14.

According to South Klang district police chief Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli, the police had received a call from the victim’s son about his father’s death.

The 43-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at around 8:30 am at Sungai Buloh Hospital having suffered from multiple organ failure after having over 73 per cent burns on his body. His teenage daughter who too was caught in the blast is still recovering.

A breakdown of what happened

The incident happened when the victim was attempting to dry clothes with his teenage daughter at a 24-hour self-service laundromat. His wife and other child were waiting in the car for them.

Photo: China Press

The victim’s wife rushed into the laundromat upon hearing a sudden loud explosion from within to find that the dryer had exploded. The victims suffered severe burns and were rushed to the hospital.

The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department rushed to the scene and found the shop to be 20 per cent burnt.

“Initial investigations revealed that the explosion happened when the victim pressend the ‘start’ button”

– ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli

China Press

The firemen discovered that the dryer the victim attempted to use was malfunctioning and there was the emission of sparks at the back of the machine where the gas supply was stored. It appears that pressing the ‘start’ button triggered the explosion.

Photo: Oriental Daily

Kelvin Ang, a spokesperson from City Coin Laundry Sdn Bhd, has said the company is looking into compensating the victims, as the safety of their customers has always been a big priority.

According to the China Daily, there was no evidence that terrorism and foul play was involved.

I think we’ve had enough unfortunate incidents occurring at laundromats for 2018!!

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