SEMPORNA, April 16 (Bernama) -- A fire at a house in Kampung Pegagau near here last night resulted in the deaths of two boys and a girl, according to the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre.
The boys were identified only as Emang, five, and Botak, three, while the girl was known only as Puangsa, five.
Eleven firemen in two engines from the Semporna Fire and Rescue station were rushed to the scene, located about 23 km from the station, following a distress call at 7.47 pm.
The statement said the fire was completely put out at 9.43 pm.
The cause of the fire was being ascertained, it said.