Fire Dept: Engine did not slam into injured fireman

The Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia today dismissed allegations that warded rescuer Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was struck by a fire engine instead of demonstrators at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple.

Its director-general Datuk Mohamad Hamdan Wahid explained that the individual seen in the video was instead another fireman, who was dispatched to the scene following an emergency call.

“The person highlighted in the viral video was another fireman who was equipped with firefighting gears.

“That said person is sitting right next to me, here he is,” he said during a press conference at the National Heart Institute (IJN), pointing to firefighter Mohd Hazim Rahimi, 31.

Hamdan explained that Hazim had moved from the fire engine to the emergency medical response service (EMRS) vehicle.

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