KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — Two siblings were found dead in a fire in a terraced house on Jalan Dewan Simpang Tiga, Gombak, early today.
Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Selangor director Datuk Norazam Khamis said the victims were identified as nine-year-old Nur Syaza Alfisya Muhammad Faizan and her six-year-old brother Muhammad Al Qayyum Muhammad Faizan.
He said the fire brigade received a distress call at 3.54 am and 22 firefighters from the Selayang and Rawang fire and rescue stations, as well as the Gombak Volunteer Fire Squad were mobilised to the scene.
“The charred remains of the victims were found in a room and they were believed to have been trapped during the incident based on the condition of the body.
“The fire caused about 70 percent damage to the house and the two victims were taken out at 4.43 am,” he said in a statement today.
Norazam said the parents of the two siblings were not at home when the fire broke out and the door was locked.