Wednesday, November 28, 2007
WEDNESDAY-28TH NOVEMBER 2007-40 WOODEN HOUSES RAZED IN SANDAKAN
40 wooden houses razed in Sandakan night blaze
A fire destroyed nearly 40 wooden houses at Kampung Muhibbah off Mile 2.5, Jalan Utara here last night. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the blaze which broke out about 7. 4Opm. Medical personnel in an ambulance were on standby at the scene in the event of injuries. Sandakan Fire and Rescue Opoations Officer Andreas Anggang said firefighters succeeded in preventing the fire from engulfing more structures. The roads around the settlement were cramped with villagers who had moved their belongings to safety. The actual cause of the fire had yet to be determined. Eyewitnesses talked of having seen a man being escorted by policemen to a patrol car and taken away. Elopura Assemblyman Au Kam Wah accompanied by his aides, visited the scene on being informed of the blaze. Acting OCPD DSP Ooi Guan Siew was present to supervise police operations.
Posted by SABAH FIRST ONLINE DAILY at 7:13 AM