Cash aid for fire victims


TWO families from Lebuh Mayang Pasir, Penang, whose houses were partially destroyed in a fire, each received RM1,500 from the TYT Disaster Relief Fund, state Welfare Department and also Pantai Jerejak assemblyman Sim Tze Tzin’s office.

No one was injured in the fire which broke out at the single-storey terrace houses. Firemen from the Jalan Tengah fire station managed to put out the fire within 10 minutes.

Sim said it was fortunate no one was at home that time, adding that the fire started at about 5pm on Tuesday.

“I was told that the fire had likely started after the electric meter of one of the houses had a short circuit.

“Each family will soon receive another RM2,300. The total losses to both houses were estimated at more than RM10,000,” he said.

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