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Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals' silo catches fire

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 22:04

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd said on Tuesday that a fire occurred at one of its silos or intermediate product storage vessels at its plant in the northern state of Terengganu.

The incident happened at 0900 GMT at its unit called Petronas Chemicals LDPE Sdn Bhd, according to a press statement. There are no casualties or injuries reported, the company added.

"The incident is confined to Petronas Chemicals LDPE and there is no impact to production at other Petronas Chemicals Group plants in Kertih, Terengganu," it said.

Shares of Petronas Chemicals, the chemical arm of Malaysia's state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd, closed 0.16 per cent higher at RM6.10 per share on Tuesday.

REUTERS