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Fire Claims Life Of 70-Year-Old Woman In Saweni

Police have confirmed that a fire at Saweni Feeder Road, Lautoka has claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman. “The deceased was trapped inside the house when the fire started.
31 Dec 2018 16:42
Fire Claims Life Of 70-Year-Old Woman In Saweni
The 10-bedroom property that was destroyed by fire today in Saweni, Lautoka. Photo: Nicollete Chambers

Police have confirmed that a fire at Saweni Feeder Road, Lautoka has claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman.

“The deceased was trapped inside the house when the fire started.

“She was a stroke patient,” a Police statement said.

The 10 bedroom house with 3 flats made up of concrete and corrugated iron – was completely destroyed.

Police confirmed that a taxi driver owns the property.

In a separate incident, a carrier vehicle caught fire at Bangladesh, Tavua yesterday.

The owner said the fire started from the engine compartment and they tried to control the flames from spreading.

The value of the carrier was $18,000.00.

The Fiji Police is again urging members of the public to take extra precautions this holiday season.

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