PASIR GUDANG -Yesterday evening (February 24), a massive fire broke out at the Titan Himont Petrochemical factory in Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, resulting in a thick black mushroom-shaped fireball.
Singaporean witness the fireball
People in Singapore witnessed the mushroom-shaped smoke following the explosion.
According to the Singaporean media, the fireball can be seen across the Johor Straits at several parts of Singapore, in particular, Pasir Ris and Punggol.
Eyewitnesses in Singapore share photos and videos of the fireball on social media.
The Star reported that the Johor Fire and Rescue Department said the blaze started at around 5.16pm.
The fire was successfully extinguished around 8.30 pm.
“Initial investigation showed the fire started from spherical tanks containing cement rubber causing them to explode,” Supt Mohd Sohaimi said in a statement.
He further stated that, thankfully, no fatalities were reported.
However, two workers were reported to have burns on their hands, and one victim was said to have a broken left leg after attempting to jump from the plant to save himself upon hearing the explosions.