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Woman, 65, Dies From Burns In Toorak

Family will cremate body of the late Kritan Kaur today.
06 Nov 2019 10:00
Woman, 65, Dies From Burns In Toorak
Building that was destroyed by the fire on Spring Street, Toorak. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The woman who had survived a house fire in Toorak on October 27, 2019 died in hospital from the burns she suffered.

The family of Kritan Kaur, 65, would cremate her body later today. Their home in Toorak was completely destroyed last week on Diwali night.

Her husband, Darshan Singh, had suffered some burns to his left ear, slight burns to both his hands and on his forehand.

According to the NFA report: “The intensity of the fire and windy conditions at the time caused the fire to rise and spread to the adjacent three-storey building’s roof and ceiling causing the tenants for that building to evacuate to safety.

“Four fire trucks from Suva and Valelevu Fire Stations were at the scene with 20 firefighters and senior Officers to fight the fire and control its fast spread.”

Building that was destroyed by the fire on Spring Street, Toorak. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Building that was destroyed by the fire on Spring Street, Toorak. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Waidamudamu settlement

In another incident this week, a family is seeking help from Government after they had lost everything in a blaze at the Waidamudamu settlement in Nausori on Monday.

Temporary arrangements have forced Shareen Asmin Nisha, her husband Mohammed Munir and their three children to move in with families while her parents, who also lived with them, moved in with friends.

Ms Nisha said that her parents were home when the fire started while her husband was at the Mosque.

“My mother was outside washing when our neighbours screamed fire as she saw smoke coming from inside the house,” she said.

“She tried to enter the house, but couldn’t because the house was engulfed in flames. Little to nothing was recovered after the flames had engulfed our entire belongings.”

Their eldest son Mohammed Munir, 14, was sitting his first paper on Monday for his annual exams.

The family is thankful to families and friends who have been offering them assistance.

The National Fire Authority has started its investigations into the cause of the fire.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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