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Ampang Man killed in explosion after picking up ‘parcel’ from stranger

NewsAmpang Man killed in explosion after picking up 'parcel' from stranger

A restaurant worker was killed after a mysterious package that was placed on the bonnet of his car exploded upon his inspection.

According to Kosmo, Ampang Jaya District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Farouk Eshak said they received an emergency call about the incident at about 8.55 pm on 29 December, which took place in front of a restaurant in Pandan Indah, Ampang Jaya.

“The victim, a local man, found a package that had been left on the bonnet of a Toyota Corolla Altis near the restaurant where the victim worked.”

“When the victim held the mysterious package, an explosion occurred. It is believed to be from the package,” he said.

As a result, the 28-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his body and hands. He was then rushed immediately to Hospital Ampang by members of the public.

“However, the victim could not be saved and was confirmed to be dead at 9.45 pm on 29 December,” he said.

“Investigations at the scene also found some traces of the explosion, namely dents on the victim’s car. The cause of the incident is still under investigation and this case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.”

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Bomb made of batteries, sulphur, knives and powerbanks

Speaking to New Straits Times, a man who witnessed the incident said he saw the victim drenched in blood and crying for help after the incident while he was on his way back home.

The eyewitness, who only wanted to be known as Ahmad, was among those who helped lift the injured into a car to be taken to Ampang Hospital.

“I was going to pick up my child from my in-laws’ house when the blast occurred. The sound of the explosion was so loud that my ears were ringing.”

“I rushed to where the sound came from and saw the victim who was asking for help covered in blood. A few passerbys and I immediately rushed forward to help lift the victim and put him in a car,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said he found some bomb blast pieces made of batteries, sulphur, knives and ‘power banks’ (portable chargers).

“The workers at the restaurant told me that the victim who was a cook there had received a phone call asking him to pick up an item left outside (the restaurant) a few minutes before the incident,” he said.

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