Monday, May 30, 2011

Despair after savings for wife’s surgery goes up in smoke

KUALA LUMPUR: A supervisor is in despair after a fire razed his house, wiping out all the cash he had kept for his wife's surgery.
“It's going to be tough. I had saved RM5,000 for my wife's cancer surgery but now all that money is gone in the fire,” said C. Muniandy (inset), 45.
He said he had just withdrawn the money from a bank on Saturday to prepare for her surgery today.
Final douse: A firefighter putting out the embers after the fire which razed three houses in Kampung Pandan Luar, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Muniandy said P. Vijayakumari was scheduled to go for a breast cancer surgery at Pantai Hospital.
“I really don't know where I am going to get the money for her surgery now,” he said.
He was among 15 people who lost their home and belongings in the fire, which destroyed three houses in Kampung Pandan Luar here at 11.25am yesterday.
Pudu Fire and Rescue Department senior officer Yusof Abu Bakar said firemen arrived at the scene about 10 minutes after getting a call.
“The fire had already engulfed all three houses,” he said.
He said 25 firemen and three fire engines from the Hang Tuah, Pudu and Tun Razak fire stations responded to the call.
“We successfully put out the fire at about 11.45am,” he said. - theStarOnline

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