Alone, disabled and aging Nata Batang, 70 was perish in a fire that razed a wooden squatter along the Tanjung Kidurong road around 2.2am yesterday.
The rest of his family believed to have been away at the time. A spokesman from Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department said they rushed 14 personnel to the scene in a fire engine to control the fire around 2.46am.
It took them about half an hour to extinguish the fire according the Department spokesman to Borneo Post.
Nata body was badly charred when it was recovered by firemen and was immediately sent to Bintulu Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.
Thanks Stephanie Patrick for the photos.