X Close

Nation

Published: Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 7:26:52 AM

Elderly woman falls into cauldron of hot oil

IPOH: An elderly woman met a horrifying end when she fell into a cauldron of hot oil while frying fish crackers.

The charred remains of Lee Oi Lin, 66, was found in the kitchen of her Ampang New Village home by nephew Lee Yau Pang, 25.

Yau Pang, who lives 500m away, said he rushed to his aunt’s house after seeing it on fire at about 5pm on Wednesday.

“With other neighbours, I tried to put out the fire,” he said, adding that his aunt had been living alone.

Ipoh Fire and Rescue Depart­ment chief P. Samasuvam said the victim suffered 100% burns and was already dead when firemen arrived at the scene about nine minutes after receiving a distress call at 6.34pm.

“Her body was in the wok with her face down. The fire was already put out when we arrived,” Samasuvam said adding that the victim suffered from hypertension and was believed to have been unwell prior to the incident.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, fire, hot oil, dead

advertisement

  1. Woman bashed up after honking error
  2. MH17: Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes
  3. Motorists to enjoy highway toll discounts this Hari Raya
  4. ‘Our lives turned upside down in a day’
  5. Ukrainian villagers recall how victims dropped onto streets and houses
  6. Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war
  7. Lorry slams into cars, catches fire at Sunway toll booth on Kesas Highway
  8. MH17: Najib's 'silent diplomatic' approach worked, says NYT
  9. MH17: Opposition leaders laud Najib's quiet diplomacy
  10. Kiki fined RM5,000 for causing mischief and damage

advertisement

advertisement