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Doctor suffers severe burns following gas explosion


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A doctor who works at a private hospital in Penang is battling for his life after a gas explosion left 95% of his body covered in burns.

Dr Seow Eng Lok’s family is seeking the public’s help in donating A+ or O+ blood type for an emergency surgery today.

According to Seow’s wife, the incident took place at their Solok Jesselton home at 5.30 am.

Photo from Free Malaysia Today

She said he had gone to check on the stove for a suspected a gas leak.

“The explosion occurred when he was checking if the knobs were turned off.”

Northeast district police chief Soffian Santong said fire investigators discovered a leak in the gas hose connected to a cylinder placed outside.

He added that Seow was rushed to the hospital and is now in the ICU.


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