Five-year-old boy burnt to death in midnight blaze

KOTA KINABALU: A five-year-old boy was killed after a fire swept through a village house in the interior Tenom district at about midnight on Friday.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman Affendy Ramin said the charred remains of Mohd Imel Abdullah were discovered in the living room of the gutted house at about 12.18am.

Affendy said they were alerted of the blaze at about 11.47pm and firemen reached the scene in about 15 minutes. He said the fire destroyed 90 per cent of the house and firemen managed to bring the blaze under control by 12.27am.