KOTA BARU: It is said that lightning does not strike at the same place twice but for widow Rohani Che Ka, 43, the adage appears to be an exception.
Last week, the mother of three lost her husband when he slipped in the toilet and fell to his death at their rented house in Jalan Gajah Mati here.
About noon Thursday, fire destroyed the house which the family had been renting for six years.
Rohani said she was returning home from kindergarten with her three sons when she heard shouts of "fire, fire" from neighbours.
"I lost everything, including my children's Hari Raya clothes. I accept this as fate. I am grateful to God that my sons are safe," she told reporters here.
She said that last week, her taxi driver husband, Ramli Musa, died when he lost his balance and fell in the toilet of what was once their home.
Now, Rohani is in a dilemma.
She has to support her children, aged six, four and seven months, all by herself.
Her neighbour, Hoi Toi Loo, 56, also lost his home in the blaze.
Kota Baru Fire and Rescue Department senior officer Azman Yasok said 15 firemen in four engines brought the blaze under control within 30 minutes. - Bernama