120 buggy cars destroyed in fire at golf club



NILAI: Fire broke out at the buggy car storage area at the Seriemas Golf Club early today and destroyed 120 of the vehicles there.

A security guard at the club, Shamrasizu Shamsuddin said he heard a loud explosion at about 2.30 am and, with a colleague, went to check on it.

“There was a fire on the ground floor of the building and it was spreading fast. The area was engulfed in thick smoke. I informed my supervisor and then called MERS999,” he told reporters here today.

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations)  Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar said two Fire Rescue Tender (FRT) and a water tanker, with 35 firefighters from the Nilai, Mantin and Seremban 2 fire and rescue stations rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call. 

The area on fire involved a buggy car storage area and 120 vehicles there were destroyed in the incident, he said, adding that the department was investigating the cause of the fire and losses incurred.– BERNAMA

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