SIBU: An express boat was destroyed after it caught fire near Sibu Express Terminal, here, this morning.
State Fire and Rescue Department said the department received a distress call at 6.40am.
Its assistant director Tiong Ling Hii said nine firemen, headed by Sibu station chief Melvin Amuk. were rushed to the scene and spent about 30 minutes to douse the raging fire.
Another express boat, which was berthed next to the razed boat was also damaged in the incident. The damage was confined to about 10 per cent.
"The boats had to be towed to the middle of the river to avoid the fire from spreading." he said.
No casualties were reported as the boats were not operational at the time of incident.