Ex­plo­sion in­jures 3 com­man­dos

> Vic­tims suf­fer burns after ex­plo­sive goes off


GEMAS: Three com­man­dos of the army’s elite spe­cial forces were se­ri­ously in­jured dur­ing an ex­er­cise in ex­plo­sives train­ing at the Syed Si­ra­jud­din Army camp here yes­ter­day.

Mohd Adha Hadli, Mohd Helmi Mat Desa and Anuar Ab­dul­lah, who are all lance cor­po­rals from the 22 KDO com­mando squad and be­lieved to be in their 20s, suf­fered se­ri­ous burns when an ex­plo­sive went off at close range at about 2pm.

The sol­diers were car­ry­ing out a spe­cial ex­plo­sion ex­er­cise when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

The Malaysian Army (TDM) pub­lic re­la­tions depart­ment said yes­ter­day that the three men were treated at a hospi­tal in their camp be­fore they were trans­ferred to the Sega­mat Hospi­tal in Jo­hor at about 3pm.

The TDM said doc­tors who ex­am­ined Mohd Adha found that he suf­fered 18% burns to his body while Anuar and Mohd Helmi suf­fered 11% and 15% burns re­spec­tively.

It has formed a spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tions team to as­cer­tain the cause of the ex­plo­sion.

The TDM said it will pro­vide fur­ther de­tails of the case in due time.

Tampin po­lice chief Supt Hamzah Ab Razak, who con­firmed the in­ci­dent, said there had been no of­fi­cial re­port on the mat­ter.

“There is no re­port yet. But the in­ci­dent hap­pened,” he told Ber­nama.

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