Explosions heard at water village in Kota Kinabalu

Explosions heard at water village in Kota Kinabalu
Sulu Settlement is on fire in Pulau Gaya, Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: At least six explosions were heard in a mid-day fire that swept through Kampung Pondo at Pulau Gaya near the city.

A thick column of smoke coming from the water village settlement could be seen miles away.

However, no casualties have been reported in the fire which is believed to have destroyed several dozen wooden stilt houses in the 1pm incident on Thursday.

Fire Rescue Department official said they were dispatching boats to the settlement located about a 20-minute boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu.

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