PETALING JAYA: A man, possibly in his 30s, was believed to have been burnt to death after a condominium unit here caught fire.
The body of the man was discovered near the main door of the unit which leads police and the Fire and Rescue Department to believe that he was trying to escape when he collapsed and died.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Norazam Khamis said they received a distress call about the incident at 9.13pm on Tuesday.
“We dispatched fire engines from the Sungai Buloh, Kota Anggerik, Section 7 and Puchong fire stations with 24 personnel to the scene.
“They arrived at 9.22pm and managed to control the fire by 10pm.
“We put out the fire and found the body of an unidentified man in the unit,” he said yesterday.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the fire was reported at the 21st level of the condominium.
“Initially, the Fire and Rescue Department faced difficulty in putting out the fire due to water pressure issues,” he said in a statement.
He said when the fire was put out they found the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, lying near the front door.
“The body was at least 40% burnt and skin and clothing samples have been taken to help identify the victim.
“Forensic personnel from the Bukit Jelutong Fire Station have also been called to help investigate the incident,” he added.
He urged anyone with information to contact Sjn Ahmad Sabran Abdullah at 010- 558 5040.