50 Workers Left in Lurch As Fire Destroys Sandakan’s Fung Min Mart

Zakaria, right, consoles Fung Ming proprietor, Chin Kui Ming who lost her second supermarket to fire within two weeks, as some of her workers gather around her.
Zakaria, right, consoles Fung Ming proprietor, Chin Kui Ming who lost her second supermarket to fire within two weeks, as some of her workers gather around her.

SANDAKAN – About 50 workers were left jobless when a supermarket in Jalan Labuk here was destroyed in a fire early Monday.

The 5am fire at the Fung Ming Supermarket at Batu 16 is the second such incident involving the company’s branch within two weeks.

On Sept 20, the other branch in Batu 8 Jalan Labuk was struck by fire.

Supermarket owner Chin Kui Ming said in last month’s fire, he incurred losses totalling about RM10 million, and estimated similar loss for today’s incident.

Sandakan Fire and Rescue Department chief, Mohd Razali Awamg Ahmad said 40 firemen in six engines put out the blaze within an hour.

Sabah Local Government and Housing Assistant and Gum-Gum assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Mohd Edris was at the scene of the fire.

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