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Eleven Homeless After Morning Fire

Eleven Homeless After Morning Fire
Owner Azad Khan, 41, with daughter Zaina Nisha, at their house which was fully engulfed by Fire. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni
September 09
09:09 2016

Eleven people are homeless after a fire yesterday morning destroyed a 10-bedroom concrete house in Mulomulo, Nadi.

The fire broke out around 5am which is believed to have started from the owner’s house which has two tenants.

House owner Azad Khan, 41, said his 20 years of hard work and sacrifice were destroyed to ashes in the inferno.

According to Mr Khan, a digger driver for Higgins (Fiji) company was on his way to work when his tenants called to inform him of the fire.

He said 11 people were left homeless.

“My 20 past years of hard work have been shattered in a few seconds, it is really disappointing; I only managed to save the clothes that I am wearing right now,” he said.

“I had two tenants who were also renting here but I don’t know what is going to happen to them now.

“One of my tenants who works as a security returned in the morning, was boiling tea when he saw smoke coming out my room.

“He went outside and filled two buckets of water to put the fire out but to no avail, then he tried to break the door down but the smoke was too strong.

“He then went to wake his children and the other tenants on the same flat, so they could come out safely.”

Mr Khan said by the time he arrived at his house the fire brigade was battling the fire but was too late with the Police also present.

“My wife and my two children are in Australia and I have called to inform them of the situation and they are really sad to hear the news,” he said.

“They wanted to come and see me but I told them not to worry so much as I will try to manage myself.”

Mr Khan said the total cost of damage was approximately $70,000 to $90,000.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said there were no casualties in the fire.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  litia.tikomailepanoni@fijisun.com.fj

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