Is it a bomb? Is it a ... ? Mysterious loud bang jolts locals in Ipoh

IPOH: A mysterious loud bang was heard in most parts of the city, as citizens question its source.

The noise, which was akin to the sound of an explosion, was heard at 11.20am.

The noise could be heard by locals at Tambun, Ipoh Garden, Old Town and at Station 18.

Folk in Tambun and Ipoh Garden were also said to have felt some tremors during the incident.

Members of the public are speculating on its source, where some believing it to be from a bomb test by the Royal Malaysian Air Force, an accident at a construction site, or aftershocks caused by the volcano eruption in Indonesia.

A shopkeeper, Mel Lim, in her 50s, who heard the noise near Old Town, thought it came from a construction site nearby.

“I just thought it was an accident at the construction site.

“But people on the streets are talking about it, with many thinking it was a bomb,” she said.

According to the state Fire and Rescue Department, a spokesman said there had been a rock blasting exercise at a quarry in Simpang Pulai at about the same time.

“We are also trying to determine and confirm the main cause of the noise,” he said.

Ipoh Deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Rani Alias said the police are investigating the matter.

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