Fifty vehicles were burnt after an explosion at the Sentul district police headquarters evidence store today.
The Kuala Lumpur fire and rescue department also said the blast resulted in three men suffering minor injuries. They were sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur to be treated for their injuries.
A fire at the evidence store burnt 30% of the building’s structure and 80% of an open area where the 50 vehicles were parked, the department said in a statement.
It added that the cause of the fire was still being investigated.
It was previously reported that Sentul police were disposing of 1,059 boxes and 35 gunny sacks of firecrackers and fireworks of various types estimated to be worth RM4.1 million.
In a brief message to FMT, Sentul district police chief Beh Eng Lai said police followed relevant SOPs in disposing of the firecrackers and fireworks.
“We followed the court order strictly,” he told FMT.