Mon, 08 Aug 1994

Mother, sons killed in fire

SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: A mother and her four sons were killed in a fire in Bontang Baru early Saturday.

Local police said that the fire, which destroyed six buildings located on Jl. Diponegoro, started in a house which belonged to a man named Sayid Achmad.

The victims were the man's family members.

"The fire quickly engulfed the man's house and his wife and children were unable to save themselves," said a police officer on duty.

The fire also razed the house belonging to the village chief of Bontang Baru, Yusuf Latief, Antara reported. (par)