7 including child killed in Beaufort blaze

Victims were a mother, her three sons and three daughters. – Utusan Borneo picture

By Abdul Karim Rozilan

SEVEN family members, including a child from Beaufort, Sabah were killed when their home was destroyed in a fire this morning.

The house in Kampung Bandau, Membakut was razed to the ground by the time firemen arrived at the scene, Berita Harian reported.

Kimanis fire and rescue department chief, Mohd Johainin Ruslan said the victims were the mother, her three sons and three daughters.

The husband and another son managed to escape with minor injuries in the 1.16am incident.

Reports said the firemen rushed to the scene which was about 17km away and found the wooden house completely razed.

The victims were allegedly trapped in the house when the fire broke out. The injured were rushed to the Beaufort Hospital.