The 30-year-old mother was identified as Huynh Thi Ngoc Thao and her two daughters as Yap Siew Yoon and Yap Siew Yee. Her husband Yap Yao Chong suffered from serious burns while trying to rescue his wife and children.
The Malaysian News Straits Times said one of Thao’s relatives, Lam Thi Bich Phuong and another woman luckily escaped from the fire.The fire occurred at 2.55am on March 9. When the firefighters came to the scene 80 percent of a two-storey house was burnt to the ground.Zolkipli Sailan, a local official, said they distinguished the fire in one hour and found bodies in the ruins.The Yap family had lived in that house for more than 10 years. The initial results of investigation showed the cause of the fire might be electrical leakage.