KUCHING, Oct 13 – A ‘plane crash’ at the Samajaya Industrial area made waves amongst folks here.
At 8am this morning, apart from the ‘crash’, there was also an ‘oil and chemical spill’, which resulted in an office building ‘crumbling to the ground’ and a ‘factory fire’.
Until 12.30pm, 10 ‘victims’ were identified, with most of them sustaining ‘severe injuries’ and were ‘rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital’.
Search and Rescue (SAR) team predicts more ‘victims’ will be found, and they are ready and prepared.
Sounds like a tragic accident? Or a terror attack? Rest assured as it’s neither.
The situation above was part of a D’Mex Disaster Management Training conducted under the observation of the Fire and Rescue Department.
Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman said the training involved the coordination of various agencies including the police, the National Security Council, the Chemical Department, the Civil Defence Force, the Health Department as well as Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
According to Khirudin, the main purpose of the training was to test the efficiency of each agencies’ standard operating procedures (SOP) when it came to big scale disaster and emergency situations.
“Currently, the training is ongoing by various agencies to ‘rescue victims’ involved in the incident.
“It is held every year to ensure each agencies’ readiness to face emergency situations that could happen at any time,” he said when contacted.
The closing ceremony of the training for the Sarawak state would be attended by Fire and Rescue Department director-general Mohd Hamdan Wahid at the Tabuan Jaya Fire and Rescue Department’s headquarters at 5pm. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd