Earlier today, 14 June, a three-storey house in Petaling Jaya was engulfed in flames, killing three members of a family
Three fire engines and twenty firefighters were deployed to the scene after Selangor Fire and Rescue Department received an emergency call at about 2.47am. The incident took place at Kampung Lindungan.
According to Bernama, the incident involved a woman and two men who were trapped in the terrace house.
The victims were identified as K. Kandasamy, 62, his wife, S. Jayaletchumy, 59, and their son, K. Ganapathy, 32.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department’s Petaling zone chief Anuar Harun told Bernama that both Kandasamy and Ganapathy are believed to have died from excessive smoke inhalation while Jayaletchumy was found severely burnt from the fire.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire
According to Anuar Harun, an initial investigation found that the fire started from the ground floor and made its way to the upper floors of the house.
"The bodies of Kandasamy and son Ganapathy were found on the upper floor of the three-storey house while the charred body of Jayaletchumy was found on the ground floor," Anuar Harun was quoted as saying by Bernama.
He added that the house was originally a two-storey house, believed to have been built in the 1980s that shared a back wall with its neighbour.
The couple's 32-year-old son Ganapathy, who was a mechanic, was supposed to tie the knot sometime next year
Bernama reported that Ganapathy had arranged his engagement ceremony this November and had planned for his wedding in March next year.