Six foreigners killed in two separate fires
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Five Bangladeshi men and an Indonesian woman died in two separate fires in Taman Puchong Perdana and Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh here early this morning.
In the incident at Taman Puchong Perdana at 3am, the five Bangladeshi nationals, including two brothers, died when they were trapped in the double-storey terrace house they were renting.
They were Sarova Baboo, Ruman, Abdullah Al-Farhad and the two brothers, Md Basir and Md Farouk, aged between 24 and 40, Selangor Fire and Rescue operations head Mohamad Sani Harul told reporters today.
He said seven Bangladeshi nationals were staying in the house but two of them managed to escape while the other five were trapped in two rooms upstairs as they could not open the iron window grilles to get out.
One of the survivors, M.D. Rubel, 27, said he was sleeping in the room downstairs while the other survivor, Bilal Hussin, was sleeping in the lounge.
Mohamad Sani said two fire engines from the Puchong and Subang Jaya fire and rescue stations and 15 men put out the fire within 15 minutes after receiving the fire report at 3.15am.
Subang Jaya OCPD ACP Yahaya Ramli, when met at the scene, said the fire was possibly caused by a shortcircuit on the ground floor.
Meanwhile in Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, Indonesian national Asna, 55, who was working in a coffeeshop, died when the single-storey wooden house occupied by the coffeeshop workers in Jalan Welfare caught fire.
The owner of the coffeeshop that operates 24 hours daily, P. Tharitheran, 66, said he and his son were in the shop next to the house when they saw smoke coming from the house.
“There were two Indonesian women working for me who were sleeping in the four-room house. After seeing the smoke, I shouted to them to get out of the house. But I only saw one of them rushing out,” he said when met at the scene. — Bernama