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Kota Kinabalu Steamboat Accident Leaves 4 Scalded, Here’s What To Be Aware Of For Your Next Meal

today20 June 2022


The Fire and Rescue department received a call at 9.06pm on the incident at Bu Zainah Conner at Alam Mesra. - Pic courtesy of Bomba.

A family dinner turned tragedy when a portable steamboat gas stove exploded in a restaurant in Alam Mesra, Kota Kinabalu on Sunday night.

Roberto Antoni, 28 and his wife, Wujon Maria Mae, along with their two children were injured due to the explosion.

Lintas Fire and Rescue Service (BBP) chief Agustavia Joe Guasi said they received a call at 9.06pm, 13 personnel were rushed to the scene.

“Four victims suffered scalds due to hot water and burns from the fire.

“The two children were sent to the hospital by a civilian before the team arrived while others were given treatment by the medical team before they were taken to hospital by ambulance,” he said when contacted on Monday.

A hotpot cooker exploded last night injuring four people including two children at a steamboat eatery. - Pic courtesy of Bomba.

He further said inspections were done to avoid more explosions.

“By 9.35 pm everything was back in order,” he said.

This isn’t the first time a steamboat explosion has happened, and many are questioning the safety behind it. Is the meal worth…

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Written by: Quinny Tan

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