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3 Siblings Dead, 1 In Hospital After Fire

Three siblings are dead and one in hospital after a fire gutted their home at the Boca community in Labasa last night. Members of the community were in a state
25 Mar 2017 10:00
3 Siblings Dead, 1 In Hospital After Fire
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Three siblings are dead and one in hospital after a fire gutted their home at the Boca community in Labasa last night.

Members of the community were in a state of shock and reeling from the tragedy.

The house, located 12 kilometres outside Labasa Town, was difficult to locate since it was situated behind a mountain.

Mukesh Kumar, a close relative, said they didn’t know how the fire started.

Another family member, Ishwar Lal, said they believed the parents were at work and the four were on their own when the fire started.

The National Fire Authority tried to contain the fire but it was too late.

The wooden house was completely destroyed.

NFA was working together with Fiji Police Force to locate the bodies.

When this edition went to press they were still going through the ruins.

The NFA drew water from a borehole to fight the fire.

Police are investigating.

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