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Home Destroyed Second Time

It was just this year the family fully restored their house after the first calamity Mohammed Irshad yesterday stood under a mango tree in his compound and stared in anguish
25 Oct 2016 11:00
Home Destroyed Second Time
Mohammed Irshad at his place in Wailoko settlement in Sabeto, Nadi yesterday. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

It was just this year the family fully restored their house after the first calamity

Mohammed Irshad yesterday stood under a mango tree in his compound and stared in anguish at his completely destroyed house.

A  his newly constructed three bedroom house at Wailoko settlement in Sabeto, Nadi on Sunday afternoon.

He said he doesn’t know what to do next.

And this is the second time the tragedy has happened to him, the first in 2005.

Mr Irshad had since then been trying to build his house and had only completed the construction this year through the support of his family.

On Sunday he was on his way to Ba to pick his two daughters when his cousins who live beside him called only to say that his house was engulfing in flames.

“No one was at home when the incident occurred.

“I rushed back and the fire fighters arrived to save the house but everything was gone,” Mr Irshad said.

His wife, who was in Australia arrived last night.

He will now rely on his family members again to help him rebuild his house. Mr Irshad had secured a 50 year residential lease on his property last year.

Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro said the estimated cost of damage was around $20,000 and cause of fire was yet to be known.

In a separate incident, a building belonging to a 53-year-old businessman of Fasa Avenue was destroyed in a fire shortly after midnight at Nadi Back road.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

 

Feedback: arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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