PETALING JAYA: A neighbour who alerted the Fire and Rescue Department about the fire that razed a double-storey terrace house in Subang Jaya said he could hear the victims who perished in the fire screaming for help.
Mohd Dzamalkhan Abdullah Sani, 41, said he was alerted by his wife over the fire that broke out at the house on Jalan USJ 2/3 at about 5.30am on Monday.
"I could hear them screaming for help but could not do anything as the fire was too large," he said, adding that he immediately called the Fire and Rescue Department.
The victims have been identified as Lim Ah Kok, 58, his wife Goh Bee Khim, 51, and their two sons Lim Yong Liang, 20, and Lim Yong Wei, 17.
It is learnt that the couple's eldest daughter, Lim Yi Jun, escaped the tragedy as she was staying near her college in Cheras.
Yi Jun arrived at the scene at about 10.30am and was seen being comforted by relatives and neighbours.
It is also learnt that the two dogs belonging to the family survived the fire and were rescued by firemen.
The bodies of the victims have been sent to Hospital Serdang.