Mother and son injured after kitchen catches fire


PETALING JAYA: A woman and her son were injured after their kitchen caught fire at their home in Bandar Sunway.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Hafisham Mohd Noor said the 64-year-old woman suffered five percent burns to her hands, while her 36-year-old son suffered 10% burns to his face and body.

The duo was later sent to the University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.

Hafisham said the Fire and Rescue Department received a call at around 3.30pm about the fire on Saturday (May 23), and a fire engine with a team of four firefighters were sent to the scene.

"The fire destroyed about 40% of the back portion of the house, which is believed to be the kitchen," he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Separately, an oil tanker driver was found safe after his vehicle crashed and burned on the Kesas expressway around 1.30pm.

Hafisham said the oil tanker was transporting about 20,000-litres of diesel and was on its way to Shah Alam.

Fire engines from Subang, Kota Anggerik and Shah Alam rushed to the scene to put out the fire, which had caused thick black smoke to rise to the sky.

It is learned that the driver and lost control of his vehicle and crashed down the hill-slope.

A video of the incident was also shared on social media showing several cars slowing down to inspect the fire.

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