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KUALA LUMPUR -- Some 11 Malaysians were among over 200 people who were injured after a gas explosion in the kitchen of a fast food outlet located at a hotel in Hat Yai, Thailand today.
The gas blast occurred at the outlet located on the first flood of Lee Garden Plaza Hotel which is a popular haunt for Malaysians.
The blast also killed three people, all locals in the 1pm incident local time.
Malaysia Ambassador to Bangkok Datuk Nazirah Hussin told the New Straits Times that the injured Malaysians were now seeking treatment at the Hat Yai hospital.
“We are still trying to get information on their conditions,” she said.
At press time, Thai News agency reported that the authorities and rescue team are still at the scene trying to free about 200 guests and hotel staffs were trapped on the fourth floor.