31 hurt after gas balloons explode: Terengganu announces temporary ban

The state government of Terangganu has temporarily banned gas-filled balloons after Friday's incident where 31 people were injured after about 150 of the balloons exploded.

Mentri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said he was waiting for a report from the police on the incident at the Walk for The Blind event in Batu Buruk in conjunction with the 2016 World Sight Day.

"We are saddened at what happened. A police report has been lodged and I urge all agencies to carry out their investigations.

"A detailed report must be handed over as soon as possible and the next cause of action will be decided," he said after visiting the victims at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital.

Ahmad Razif said the temporary ban on the balloons covers state government events, reports The Star.