| Azaraimy HH |
A 58-YEAR-OLD Indian man, who is a Brunei permanent resident, died in a fire early yesterday morning at the Chempaka Shopping Complex in Batu 1, Jln Tutong.
The Fire and Rescue Department said that it received a distress call at 6.25am and sent four fire engines, which were manned by 19 personnel from the BSB Station, Beribi Station and Berakas Station, to the scene.
The firefighters, who took 25 minutes to control the fire, found the burnt remains of the victim on his bed in one of the rooms.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said it received an emergency call from the Fire and Rescue Department at around 6.30am to inform of the fire at Restaurant Nasi Idaman at the Chempaka Shopping Complex.
An eyewitness claimed that he heard loud noises that sounded like glass breaking on the second floor of the building. The eyewitness and other workers rushed away from the burning building and then called the Fire and Rescue Department.