Man 'injured' as airport sliding glass door shatters

A sliding glass door at the Brunei International Airport's Departure Hall shattered into pieces yesterday morning, allegedly causing head injury to a visitor.

According to several eyewitness accounts, an Asian male accidentally walked into the glass sliding door before it smashed upon impact.

He was believed to have sustained cuts to the head and medics were immediately called to the scene.

"It was seriously surprising, because the sliding glass door shouldn't have broken into pieces like that," said a bystander, declining to be named.

She raised safety concerns and questioned the quality of the sliding glass door, which was recently installed as part of the $150 million expansion and renovation project of Brunei's sole international airport.

An airport cleaner, Denmark Sajor, claimed the incident occurred around 10.40am, leaving sharp shards of glass on the floor.

The Department of Civil Aviation, in a brief press statement, said swift action was taken to cordon off the area and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

However, the department did not immediately respond to queries by The Brunei Times about the incident.