Hot water boiler explodes in Mont Kiara condo

An explosion from a hot water boiler caused extensive damage to a condominium unit along Jalan 1/70C, off Jalan Bukit Kiara in Mont Kiara here.


No one was injured in the explosion, which occurred at a unit on the 11th floor.

Operations commander Ruhisha Haris said eight fire fighters from the Sri Hartamas and Hang Tuah fire stations arrived at the scene 10 minutes after receiving a distress call at around 9am Thursday.

“The water boiler in the bathroom exploded causing huge damage to the walls of the condominium unit.

“Our first course of action was to bring the tenant to safety.

“We also shut off the main switchboard to cut off power supply and the valve connecting to the gas pipe,” he said.

Ruhisha said the team ended their operations at noon.

He added that a report has been sent report to the Energy Commission.

The cause of the explosion and the losses incurred as a result of the incident are still being determined.