Senior citizen, disabled daughter perish in Matu Daro fire

The fire at its height at Kampung Sekaan Kecil, Matu Daro.

MUKAH, Feb 5: The charred remains of a 80-year-old woman and her 50-year-old disabled daughter were found in their home which caught fire at Kampung Sekaan Kecil, Matu Daro early this morning.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement, the remains were recovered by firefighters in the living room after they put out the fire at about 4.20am.

The elder woman’s son who is in his 40s, managed to save himself but suffered breathing difficulties.

Firefighters retrieving one of the victims.

The fiery incident also razed another house next door. However, all the three occupants managed to escaped unharmed.

Bomba was alerted about the fire at about 2.09am and eight firefighters from Daro station were deployed to the scene. — DayakDaily