Fire victims receive aid
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
YAYASAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) yesterday donated $5,000 to a family of seven whose house collapsed at Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer last Sunday.
The financial aid was presented to Hj Awang Hj Mat Jair by YSHHB Managing Director Hj Brahim Hj Ismail.
Hj Awang said the incident occurred around lunch time when he and his wife were out for lunch at Batu Satu.
“Our children were home during the incident and we got called immediately. Fortunately we were able to save all of our household items and documents.”
At the moment, Hj Awang and his family are currently living in their house in Kampong Katok.
“We actually moved to Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer from Kampong Sg Kebun when we felt it was unsafe to stay there.”
“At the same time, we applied for the government housing in Kampong Katok. After about a month moving into the house in Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer, we got a call saying that we have received the house in Kampong Katok,” he said.
“My family and I are grateful for the donations as we can use the money to buy necessities, as well as maybe add another room to our current house.”
The Brunei Times