Elderly couple killed in early morning fire in Malaysia

Elderly couple killed in early morning fire in Malaysia
Burning tragedy: Firemen inspecting the remains of the fire in Baling, Kedah.

SUNGAI PETANI - An elderly couple perished in an early morning fire that razed four shophouses in Baling near here.

Toh Hock Lim, 81, and his wife Soh Moy, 75, were burnt to death in their shophouse in Kampung Dara, Sungai Tawar.

The couple’s dog also died in the fire.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Nur Hafizah Mohammad Lukman said the char­red remains of the couple were found under a bed in a room and at the back portion of the house.

“The fire spread rapidly and both couldn’t make it out of the house,” she said.

She added that Toh was said to have had walking difficulties. The remains of the couple were sent to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for post-mortem.

Nur Hafizah said the department received the distress call at 2.48am yesterday.

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