Child Burnt In A Fire In Miri

MIRI: An 11-year-old girl was burnt to death in a fire which razed a wooden house in Jalan Peninsula, Kampung Pulau Melayu early this morning.

The Sarawak Fire Operations Centre (PGO) said when the incident occurred, the victim Siti Nur Hidayah Zamri was staying with her 62-year-old grandfather who managed to escape from the fire.

“At the time of the incident, only the victim and her grandfather were in the house while the victim’s mother and father as well as three other siblings were in another house nearby,” according to the PGO in a statement here this morning.

It added that a distress call was received at 4.17 this morning and the operations ended at 6.25 am.

The cause of the fire was still being investigated.