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15-year-old girl dies in Ranau house fire
Published on: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
By: Clarence Dol
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15-year-old girl dies in Ranau house fire
The razed house in Kg Lasing.
RANAU: The charred remains of a 15-year-old girl was found after a fire in Kg Lasing during the wee hours on Tuesday.

Ranau Fire and Rescue Chief Ridwan Mohd Taib said the incident happened at 1.30am.

He said the victim was found slumped in the living room on the ground floor of the house after the fire was extinguished by firemen.

The semi-permanent house was burnt down completely.

“The call was received through the MERS999 line at 1.36am and eight firemen led by operations commander Becket Gumat rushed to the location,” he said.

“Arriving at the scene 3km from the station, the operation involved one stream of 400 feet by two water jets from the machinery tank. The fire was brought under control at 2.55am,” he added.

The victim’s body was handed over to the police for further action. 

According to Ridwan, any fire emergency or special services can be contacted via Bomba Ranau at 24 hours (088-878779), hotline at 019-2449348 or dial 999.

Riwan said every fire and rescue personnel in the district is on standby and ready to act upon any fire incident.

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