KUANTAN – Six family members, including a five-month-old baby, were saved from a fiery death thanks to a three-year-old toddler’s cries.
Prior to the fire, Fatimah Abdullah, 71, was at home with her four grandchildren at Kampung Darat Sungai Ular yesterday (Sept 22).
Her son Suhainizan Saman, 31, and daughter-in-law Nurul Syahira Mat Rahim, 25, were away for their vaccination appointment at Dewan Seri Amal, Kemaman, Terengganu.
Nurul Syahira said that she and her husband were on their way home when they were informed of the incident.
Her mother-in-law was in the kitchen when she heard the toddler crying and said there was a fire.
“When she saw that the fire was raging, she immediately took her four grandchildren out of the house,” she said when contacted by Kosmo! today.
Nurul Syahira added that the fire was so fierce that there was little time to save any necessities.
Fortunately, there were no casualties reported.
Meanwhile, Pahang Fire and Rescue Department Public Relations Officer Anuar Hassan said two machineries and seven officers were deployed after receiving a report.
“Unfortunately, the fire destroyed 70% of the house when we arrived,” he said.
After all, a toddler’s cries may be annoying to many people, they can be helpful at times.
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