Elderly man killed in Perak house fire

IPOH: A man was killed in a fire that razed two houses in Bukit Merah in Menglembu here.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the victim, identified as Loo Kin Chan, 78, was found dead in one of the houses as firemen were putting out the fire early Monday (Sept 5) morning.

“We received a call at 5.25am.

“The two houses were about 80% burnt, while a temple also sustained some damage,” he said in a statement.

“The victim was trapped and confirmed dead,” he said, adding that the operation ended at 8.55am.