Sun, 07 Dec 2003

Boardinghouse fire kills two

INDONESIA: Two women were killed and another six suffered serious burns when fire swept through their boardinghouse in Medan, North Sumatra overnight Friday.

Erna, who lives nearby, said the fire spread quickly through the two-storey house, which had interior plywood walls. She said the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.

The house on Jl. Jambu is owned by retired police officer R.M. Sinuraya.

Police are investigating the tragedy.

The dead were identified as Lisa, 21, an employee at Deli Plaza shopping mall and Yose, 22, a university student.

The injured, including the daughter of Sinuraya, are being treated at Pirngadi Hospital. -- JP