Two persons were killed when a fire broke out at a house and a mobile phone kiosk in Bankar village of Purbalinga Regency in Purbalinga district early today. Two mother-daughter duos were among the dead.
RT 03 RW 03 Bunker Village, Head of Hestu said, “Mother and one child died, other two children were rescued.” SecondCentral Java On location (6/8/2022).
Purbalingga Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) daily executive Umar Fauji said the fire started when the victim was cooking water at around 00.00 WIB. However, he had fallen asleep so at 01.00 WIB the fire started from the stove and burnt the kitchen part of the house.
“The two victims who died were Faina Juliana (44) and her son Josep Teod (7).
On receiving the report, his party deployed two fire tenders and seven personnel. Besides this, two water tankers were also brought from BPBD Purbalingga to douse the fire.
“The fire was doused at around 03.30 WIB. Authorities rescued the two dead and took them to Purbalingga hospital,” he said.
Omar said the fire spread rapidly as the entire building of the kiosk was made of wood or semi-permanent buildings. So that due to the incident almost the entire building was sold.
“The damage is still being calculated, the fire spread easily from this semi-permanent building,” he concluded.