Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Explosion at AEON Jusco New Outlet in Malacca

At a glance, this could pass for being a piece of artwork, but it is not. It is the aftermath of a gas explosion that occurred inside a new AEON Jusco outlet in Malacca. Reported to be the largest AEON Jusco outlet in the country, it is slated for opening on Thursday, day after tomorrow.

The force of the blast blew a 2m-wide hole in the building’s wall, showering glass and debris over a 25m radius and causing a small fire.

The explosion killed a 25-year-old supervisor and injured 16 others - seven with serious injuries, three in critical condition.

Source: The Star..Supervisor killed in gas explosion


  1. Thats what happens when you have leaking gas and a naked pilot light both in the one room Expert Credit Guide

  2. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Oh no..an accident..just before opening day.

  3. what a tragedy!! just 2 more days to go for the opening and it just got exploded.. but maybe we call it a bliss, since the mall is not opened to public and hence the harm is kept to the minimum..

  4. Oh dear what a day, guess it was lucky and unfortunate at the same time, like what SK mentioned.

  5. When I first read, I was like "gosh, terrorists?"

    SK summed up my thoughts.

  6. Indeed a tragedy. Condolences to the family of the supervisor. :(

  7. Hi gr8wealth, thanks for stopping by. Hope they learned something from this horrific incident.

    Mei Teng, most unfortunate, esp when it involves fatality.

  8. SK, I agree that it could be a blessing otherwise there could have been more people affected.

    Bananaz, indeed.

  9. Shingo, a natural line of thought but glad it's not that.

    Lina, it is. Yes, condolences to the family of the deceased and best wishes to a speedy recovery for the injured.