Fire in Sarawak’s Kampung Gita kills three

KUCHING: Three people were killed after a house caught fire in Kampung Gita here on Sunday (Nov 13) night

The deceased are former Kuching Utara City Council director Affendi @ Pandi Keli, 69, his daughter Aneeqa, 35, and his niece Nor Hasyidah Ajis, 22.

A spokesman for the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre said they received a call about the incident at 7.03 pm and that the bodies of all three victims were found on the upper floor of the house.

“Upon arriving at the scene, our team found the two-storey terrace house was completely burnt while another unit was partially burnt. Four vehicles were also destroyed,” he said in a statement.

He said they brought the blaze under control at 11 pm and are still investigating the cause of the fire.

The bodies of all three victims have been sent to the Sarawak General Hospital’s Forensic Department. – Bernama