JOHOR BAHRU,– A man and his 15-year-old son perished in a fire which gutted their double-storey house in Jalan Manja, Kampung Baru 1, near Tangkak, today.
Tangkak Fire and Rescue Station head Rafiah Abd Aziz said the bodies of the 52-year-old man and his son were found on the first floor.
The department received an emergency call on the fire at about 11.50 am, she said in a statement.
She said 24 firefighters in three fire rescue tender machines, an Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) unit and a Hilux utility vehicle from the Tangkak, Muar and Bukit Gambir stations were rushed to the scene.
She said the fire destroyed about 80 per cent of the house and also damaged a neighbouring unit.
Rafiah said the cause of the fire and total loss suffered had yet to be established.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency