Home > News > Nation
Friday January 31, 2014 MYT 4:26:00 PM
Friday January 31, 2014 MYT 4:31:45 PM
by desiree tresa gasper
JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old factory dispatch worker died after fireworks exploded while he was lighting them to usher in the Chinese New Year.
Sze Joon Choon lit the fireworks at the stroke of midnight on Jan 31 at his home in Permas here when tragedy struck.
Family members and friends who were also with him watched in horror as the fireworks exploded in his face.
Sze was then rushed to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 7.30am.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said that Sze had died due to severe injuries to his face.
"I warn those celebrating the season to refrain from lighting up fireworks.
"There is no need to take risk our safety especially during a joyous occasion," he said.
ACP Sulaiman added that firecrackers were illegal and the police would take action on anyone found to be in posession of them.
Tags / Keywords:
accident, death, fireworks, Chinese New Year, Johor Baru
Three former college students' death sentence for double murder upheld
Bangladesh upholds opposition politician’s death sentence
In memory of a great historian
Gaddafi’s son gets death
NRD director ordered to issue death certificate for Sosilawati
MH370: Too early to speculate origin of debris, says MAS
Malaysian nursing student gave to others, even in her death
Teen rescues brother from fire
MH370: Location of found debris consistent with modelling, says Australia
RM450mil movie theme park to be ready soon
More firepower for forest department
Group marks its 40th year with a lucky draw contest
Facebook's profit takes a dive as costs soar
A look at the Indian Muslim community in inner city
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)