Four die in fire in Medan
Deadly fire: Firefighters carry the bodies of the victims of a fire that gutted a house on Jl. Gandhi, Medan, North Sumatra on Tuesday morning. Four people, all residents of the house, died in the incident. (Antara/Irsan Mulyadi)
Four people died when a blaze destroyed a house on Jl. Gandhi, Medan, North Sumatra, early on Tuesday morning.
Suandi Akuang, 64, Poliana, 60, Joni, 35, and Johan, 32, were reportedly trapped inside the three-story house when flames took hold of the building at around 4:15 a.m.
“From the third floor, big flames quickly spread to other floors. The residents were unable to get themselves out,” Amsal, a witness, said on Tuesday.
Several fire trucks arrived soon after the blaze broke out but firefighters did not get the fire fully under control until 5:30 a.m. The victims’ remains were taken to Pringadi Hospital.
The Medan Police are currently investigating the cause of the fire. (yps/lfr)