Home > News > Nation
Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 7:24:55 AM
by jastin ahmad tarmizi
Fire damage: Cars belonging to the family were destroyed in the fire in Taman Desa Jaya in Kepong.
PETALING JAYA: A father’s attempt to save his young daughter ended in tragedy when both perished in a morning blaze at their home in Taman Desa Jaya in Kepong, near here.
The man, identified as Tan Kien Mun, 43, was believed to be trying to save his daughter Chan Ling, four, when he was trapped in the blazing house during the 5am incident yesterday.
Neighbours, who were awoken by a loud noise, first raised the alarm while the family was still fast asleep.
At first, it appeared that the whole family managed to leave the house, although it was learnt that Tan ran back in when they realised the girl was not with them.
Selayang fire station chief Azrul Khairi said the man’s body was recovered near the door of the living room while the girl was found in one of the bedrooms of the single-storey terrace house.
“When we arrived at the scene at 5.07am, the two victims were already trapped in the house,” he said, adding that the fire was eventually put out at about 7am by 32 firemen.
“We believe that the fire started in the living room area before spreading to other parts of the house but we are still investigating the cause of the fire,” he said.
Azrul added that 80% of the house as well as four cars belonging to the family were also destroyed.
Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad confirmed the incident.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, fire, kepong, father, daughter, died
Man killed in house fire
Too many kiosks can be a fire hazard in shopping malls
Five-year-old boy drowns at Serendah falls
Protesters gather in support of arrested rally participants
Twenty-nine arrested over Sogo rally
Jeyakumar, several PSM leaders arrested in Ipoh over land protest
Chew: Instead of forging unity, it could harm Malaysia’s multi-linguistic charm
Man, 51, and wife, 27, suspected of abusing grand-daughter
PAC cannot publicise interim report on 1MDB, says Dewan Rakyat speaker
Australia: Wing part may be confirmed as from MH370 this week
How to manage your project cashflow
Recognition of dedication
Exploring our roots via various lenses
India withdraws order to block pornography sites
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)