A man burnt to death in rental house
Last Update: 25/06/2019
KOTA KINABALU, June 24 (Bernama) -- A man was burnt to death in a fire in a block of five rented homes in Putatan at midnight last night
The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operation centre (PGO) in a statement said that the body of the victim, known as Mazlan Mad, 19, was found at 9.30 am at the scene after the fire was fully controlled at 2.10 am.
The victim's body was later handed over to the police for further action.
"PGO received a MERS999 emergency call at about 12.31 am before rushing nine firefighters with three fire engines from the Penampang Fire Rescue Station (BBP) to the scene which is situated 10 kilometres from the station," the statement said.
Six firefighters and a fire engine from the Kota Kinabalu Fire and Rescue station were also deployed to the location.
The incident also destroyed two cars, a Honda Accord and a Perodua Aruz, while the cause of the fire and estimated losses are still under investigation.