Fire at forensic medicine institute in Hospital KL

PETALING JAYA: A fire broke out at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) this afternoon.

The fire started at about 12.30pm and was brought under control by 2pm, according to Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Meanwhile, HKL director Dr Nok Akma Yusuf said services at the main HKL building are functioning as normal.

“The evacuation of patients, staff and visitors in the buildings neighbouring the affected building have been carried out according to standard operating procedures.

“There have been no reports of casualties or injuries reported so far. The cause of the fire and the resulting damages would be revealed following the necessary investigation by the relevant authorities,” she said, adding that the fire is believed to have started at the institute’s storeroom.

She also urged the public not to make any speculation or give inaccurate information based on the video clips and images that are being widely shared on social media.

About 40 fire and rescue department personnel from six stations around KL went to the scene of the fire when it was reported.