By A CITIZEN JOURNALIST
TENOM: A four-year-old boy, who was to be reunited with his parents in peninsular Malaysia this July 4, died in a fire that razed his house in Kampung Pamaluyan, about 30 kilometres from here Wednesday morning.
Also killed in the blaze that started about 8.00am was the boy’s young auntie, Nariah Sapperi.
According to a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department, Danza Darius (nickname of the boy was earlier given as Aboh) was living with his aunt while both his parents were working in peninsular.
According to the Bomba spokesman, the parents were due to take him live with them this July 4.
The cause of the fire is not known yet.
Bomba in a statement Wednesday said they received a distress call at 8.08am and dispatched two fire engines.
The fire trucks with 16 firemen arrived at the scene some 20 minutes later and managed to put out the blaze at 9am.
The charred remains of the two victims were found in the living room of their People’s Housing Project (PPR) unit, which was reduced to a shell.
15-DOOR LONGHOUSE IN BELAGA BURNT DOWN; 112 HOMELESS
In MIRI, some 112 people were left homeless after their longhouse in Uma Badeng, Sungai Koyan in Belaga near here was razed in a fire Tuesday.
Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department operations officer, Mohd Ishak Imran said it was a 15-door longhouse and that no one was injured in the incident which happened at about 5.30pm.
He said the location was a Kenyah community settlement with a number of longhouses.
He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation but was believed to have started at a middle unit.