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Cane Farmer Sees His Home Burn

A sugarcane farmer of Rualago Settlement in Labasa watched fire destroy his five-bedroom house on Monday. Taz Mohammed, a father of four children, said, he was away from his house but
16 Nov 2016 11:00
Cane Farmer Sees His Home Burn
Taz Mohammed, 43, standing infront of his five bedroom house which was destroyed in fire on Monday afternoon at Rualago Settlement outside of Labasa Town. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

A sugarcane farmer of Rualago Settlement in Labasa watched fire destroy his five-bedroom house on Monday.

Taz Mohammed, a father of four children, said, he was away from his house but still within the neighbourhood when he saw smoke coming out from his house at around 4:30pm on Monday.

“My two children (Year Two and Year 10) who returned from school were inside the house while my wife was cleaning the compound when the fire started,” Mr Mohammed said.

“I quickly sought my relative’s assistance to take me to my house.

“Fortunately, my wife and children were safe; however, I feel really heartbroken because I couldn’t do anything to save my house.

“We don’t have electricity. We drink water from the well and we use solar power at night,” Mr Mohammed said.

“I really don’t know how the fire started.”

The 43-year-old said the cost of damages were around $25,000 to $30,000.

Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro has confirmed that investigation is continuing. Police are waiting to receive a report from National Fire Authority (NFA). NFA chief fire officer Qionilau Moceitai said the fire officers responded to the call and they were investigating to determine the cause of fire.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

Feedback:  shratikan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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