Thursday, September 19

Catamaran boat goes up in smoke

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The catamaran boat that was destroyed in the fire at Kampung Rampayan Laut in Kota Belud last night.

KOTA BELUD: A catamaran boat believed to belong to Touch Borneo, a local tour operator, was destroyed in a fire at Kampung Rampayan Laut, here last night.

State Fire and Rescue Services Department Public Relations Officer Superintendent Mohd Affendy Ramin said no untoward incident was reported in the 7pm incident.

“The Kota Belud fire station received a distress call at 7.17pm and eight firefighters were deployed to the scene to control the situation.

“Firefighters managed to put out the fire about an hour later without any untoward incident being reported,” he said today.

Mohd Affendy said investigation is still being carried out to determine the cause of the fire and total loss.