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BrightSparklersFireworksdisaster
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TheBrightSparklersFireworksfireoccurredinSungai
Buloh,Selangor,Malaysiaon7May1991.[1][2]TheBright
SparklersFireworksFactoryinSungaiBuloh,Selangor
caughtfireandcausedahugeexplosion.[1][2]Twentysix
peoplewerekilledandoverahundredpeoplewereinjuredin
thedisaster.[2]Theexplosionwasstrongenoughtoripthe
roofsofsomelocalhouses,andendedupdamagingover200
residentialproperties.[3]

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Cause
Victims
Inpopularculture
Seealso
References

BrightSparklersFireworksdisaster
Time

3.45pmMST

Date

7May1991

Venue

SungaiBuloh

Location

SungaiBuloh,Selangor,
Malaysia

Alsoknownas

HiroshimaofSungaiBuloh

Cause

Testingonnewfireworks

Deaths

26

Nonfatal
injuries

83

Cause
Thecauseofthetragedyisbelievedtohavebeencausedbyexplosiveschemicalsplitduringanexperimentin
thecanteenofthefactory.Thechemicalssparkedofffiresthatrapidlyspreadtoanearbypileoflarge
firecrackers,knownasthe"bazookas".The"bazookas"inturnsetoffthechainofexplosionsthatrippedapart
thefactoryandthenearbybuildings,includingthefactorynottomentionrockingtheKampungBaruSungai
Buloh.

Victims
26peoplewerekilledand83peoplewereinjured.VictimsweretakentotheKualaLumpurHospitalforfurther
treatments.

Inpopularculture
TV3'sdocumentaryprogramme,DetikTragik(TragicMoments)producedanepisodeaboutthefireworks
disaster.

Seealso
Listoffires

References
1.Jayakrishman,S.Chung,Alex(17April1993)."FirmBlamedforExplosion".NewSundayTimes.Retrieved
10December2010.
2.Pereira,IanDavid,Adrian(7May2001)."PainfulmemoriesofBrightSparklers".NewStraitsTimes.Retrieved
10December2010.
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3."SungaiBulohnewvillagewellknownforSMEsandrestaurantsofferinggoodfood".TheStar.Malaysia.20
January2015.Retrieved21April2015.

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