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82-Year-Old Man In Terengganu Dies 3 Days After Trying To Save Wife From House Fire

He was unable to rescue her due to his limited mobility and sustained burns on his back and legs, leading to his death.

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An elderly man in Terengganu recently lost his life three days after trying to rescue his wife from a house fire

According to Harian Metro, 82-year-old Jusoh Muda was pronounced dead at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu at 6.31am today, 10 June.

Prior to his death, he was receiving treatment for the injuries he sustained during the house fire which burnt down 80% of his home.

The fire destroyed Jusoh's home and two other houses at Kampung Losong Haji Su around 10.35am on 7 June

Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department director Md Hilman Ab Rashid told New Straits Times that during the incident, Jusoh tried to save his 79-year-old wife Fatimah Mohd. 

However, due to his limited mobility, he was unable to rescue her and sustained burns on his back and legs while his wife died at the scene.

Her charred remains were later found inside the house and were handed to the police for further action.

Md Hilman explained, "When we reached the fire site, we saw that Jusoh's house was already 80% burnt. The elderly couple's house was completely destroyed, while the two other houses were about 50% burnt."

He added that firemen took about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control and completely doused it 30 minutes later.

The man's body is currently at the hospital and he will be buried at the same cemetery as his wife in Makam Lama, Chabang Tiga

Meanwhile, Bandar state assemblyman Ahmad Shah Muhamed said the state would provide necessary aid to the three families affected by the Kampung Losong Haji Su fire.

"On behalf of the state government, we extend our condolences to those affected. We will be contacting them to check if they need any assistance, including providing them with temporary housing facility," he said.

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