A child was killed while a woman suffered severe burns in a fire at Kampung Tembongon in Putatan. Pix Courtesy of Fire and Rescue Dept

KOTA KINABALU: A child was killed while a woman suffered severe burns in a fire at Kampung Tembongon in Putatan near here, on Friday morning.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel from here and Penampang were alerted to the incident at 3.55am and immediately despatched to the location.

Once at the site, the team discovered the body of the 7-year-old girl, and rescued 26-year-old burn victim Si‘i Sana Mohd Azmi.

Rescue workers faced difficulty in accessing the area, and dealing with low water pressure.

The operation ended at 7.15am.

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