Seven Family Members Killed In House Fire

BEAUFORT: Seven members of a family, including a child, were killed when their house in Kampung Bandau, Membakut, was razed to the ground early Wednesday morning (Feb 26).

Kimanis Fire station chief Mohd Johainin Ruslan said the seven victims comprised the mother, three sons and three girls were killed in the 1.16am incident.

However, the husband and one of the couple’s sons escaped with injuries.

“After receiving the emergency call, a team from the Kimanis fire station rushed to the scene, located about 17km away and found the wooden house was completely destroyed,” he said.

He said the victims were believed to have been trapped in the house when the fire broke out while the injured husband and son were taken to the Beaufort Hospital for treatment.