SIBU: A Filipino was found dead in the toilet of a budget hotel in Wong Nai Siong Road here on Christmas Day.
The 30-something deceased has yet to be identified.
The sawmill worker had arrived here from Belaga on Monday with two friends to celebrate Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, they had a drinking session at a pub beneath the hotel they had checked in.
By 2am, the Filipino was said to be drunk, and was helped to his room.
His friends then returned to their room next door.
At 6am, they smelt smoke from the Filipino’s room while their knocks went unanswered.
Fire and Rescue Department Services was then summoned and firemen, who had put out the fire, found the body of the foreigner in a toilet which was located outside the burnt room.
The hands and neck of the man looked badly burnt.