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Elderly woman dies in fire which destroys her home

Last update: 22/09/2019
ALOR SETAR, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- An elderly woman died in a fire which destroyed her home in Kampung Lubuk Pinang, Sanglang near Jitra, this afternoon.

The victim, Arison Karia, 82, was evacuated from her burning house by members of the public but was pronounced dead, sustaining burns on more than 90 per cent of her body, said Kedah Fire and Rescue Department (fire and rescue operations division) deputy director Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain, in a statement.

Responding to an emergency call received at 4.03 pm, firemen reached the scene at 4.19 pm to find that the fire had already been put out and the victim taken out of the house.

The victim's body was sent to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah for a post-mortem examination, while the cost of damage incurred was under investigation, he said.

-- BERNAMA



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