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Published: Saturday July 12, 2014 MYT 7:21:00 PM
Updated: Saturday July 12, 2014 MYT 7:30:30 PM

Five suffer injuries in Sandakan cinema fire

Moviegoers stand on the ledge of One-Kapitol Plaza in Sandakan as they attempt to escape the fire

Moviegoers stand on the ledge of One-Kapitol Plaza in Sandakan as they attempt to escape the fire

SANDAKAN: Five people suffered injuries when a fire broke out at the only cinema in the east coast Sabah town of Sandakan at 3.55pm Saturday.

One of the victims suffered cuts as he tried to break a window to escape the fire while four others suffered from smoke inhalation inside the One-Kapitol Plaza’s cinema hall.

Firemen in three fire engines managed to bring the fire under control and put it out by 5pm.

Sandakan district police chief Asst Comm Rowell Marong said that two people were sent to the hospital for further treatment but were not in any serious danger.

An electrical fault is believed to be the cause of the fire.

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