KOTA KINABALU: A 69-year-old man was killed when his Kota Marudu home was destroyed in a fire on Sunday.
The charred remains of Yaad @ Abd Saad Enggok were found in his home following the 8.30pm fire.
Sabah Fire and Rescue Department division operations chief Khatizah Rahaban said in a statement that firemen received the distress call at about 8.37pm.
Khatizah added that firemen were only able to reach the scene at about 10.49pm due to the distance from the nearest fire station and the difficult terrain.
Yaad’s remains have been collected and sent to the hospital.
It is learnt that the victim was alone at home when the fire broke out.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.