Blaze at Seremban bus station destroys at least 13 motorcycles

Video footage showed thick black smoke billowing out of the carpark on the third level of the bus terminal. At least 13 motorcycles were destroyed by the blaze. VIDEO: YOUTUBE/THE STAR ONLINE

SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have launched an appeal for witnesses to a fire at Seremban's main bus station, reported Malaysian newspaper The Star on Saturday (May 27).

The blaze on Friday destroyed at least 13 motorcycles at Terminal 1 of the bus station in the Malaysian town.

A police spokesman told Malaysian media that arson had not been ruled out as the cause of the fire, adding that they were still assessing the damage caused by the fire.

The case is currently being investigated as a case of mischief by fire, he said.

Video footage posted on the Malaysian newspaper's website showed thick smoke emanating from the third floor of the terminal.

The fire was confirmed by a Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman to have originated from the building's motorcycle parking area.

Added the spokesman: "Preliminary investigations revealed that more than 13 motorcycles were destroyed."

The Star also reported that the numerous commuters park their motorcycles at the upper levels of the terminal, where parking lots may be found, to continue their commute by public transport.

Malaysian authorities have cordoned off the area to facilitate further investigations.

Under Malaysian law, a person convicted of causing mischief by fire can be jailed for up to 14 years and be slapped with a fine.