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Charred body of senior citizen found in Banting fire

24/06/2022 12:08 AM

SHAH ALAM, June 23 (Bernama) -- The charred body of a 66-year-old man was found in a wooden house that caught fire in Kampung Kanchong Darat, Banting, tonight.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) assistant director of operations Hafisham Mohd Noor in a statement said the department received a call about the incident at about 8.17 pm.

"The fire involved a house measuring 40x50 feet that was 80 per cent burned. The fire was brought under control by firefighters at 8.43 pm and no victims had been reported to be involved in the fire at that point.

“At 9.32 pm, we received information from the house owner's wife that her husband had been at the house since the afternoon.

“After conducting a search, the firemen found the charred remains of a man at the back of the house," he said, adding that the senior citizen was believed to be trying to get out of the house during the fire incident.





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