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Nadera Family Loses Home In Morning Blaze

Nadera Family Loses Home In Morning Blaze
Ashika Devi (left), and husband Ritesh Chand in front of their burned home in Nadera yesterday morning. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
January 08
11:00 2017

A family in Nadera are homeless after they lost their home in a fire yesterday morning.

Ritesh Chand, 36, Ashika Devi, 28, mother Ben Mati, 72, and three children lost their home in a fire at around 3am at Ratu Dovi Road in Nadera, Nasinu.

Mr Chand said the fire started from the front left flat, which was under renovation.

“We did not know about the fire until my wife woke up around 3am and saw our kitchen in flames,” he said.

“By the time we ran outside with the kids, and then we saw our front two flats were up in flames.

“We did not know what to do or how to handle the things, but luckily our aunt was here to help us in calling the Police and fire assistance.

“Our flat, which the fire initially started from, was under renovation for over two weeks now, without any electricity or any such thing that could cause the fire.

“One of our front flats was rented by a tenant who was a distant relative for the past many years.

“We just thank God that none of us were injured during the fire and we managed to save our back flat.”

Police and National Fire Authority officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire and cost of the damage.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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