KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s fire department says a suspected gas leak has led to an explosion at a shopping mall in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. Four people have been injured in the blast.
District fire official Mohamad Sani Harul says Wednesday morning’s explosion occurred in the basement of the Empire Gallery mall and caused extensive damage to the six-story building that opened last year.
He says four people, including two Nepalese security guards, suffered light injuries.
He says some 300 guests staying at an adjoining hotel have been evacuated as investigators probe if the building structure is safe.
Television footage showed damaged cars as well as glass, window panes and other debris scattered around the mall’s courtyard.