12-year-old girl killed in Baling house fire

BALING: A 12-year-old girl was burnt to death as fire razed her home in Kampung Besah, Kuala Ketil near here Friday (Feb 24).

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department deputy director (operations) Senior Fire Officer I Wan Mohd Hamizi Wan Mohd Zin said the victim has been identified as Nor Batrisha Razali.

“Firefighters from the Baling fire station were dispatched to the scene upon receiving a distress call at 7.08am.

“The double-storey house was about 90 per cent destroyed when firemen arrived at the scene,” he said in a statement today.

Wan Mohd Hamizi said the victim’s remains were found in a bedroom on the ground floor of the house.

Meanwhile, Baling district police chief Supt Shamsudin Mamat, when contacted, said the body has been sent to the Kulim Hospital for postmortem and investigations into the incident were ongoing – Bernama