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Police To Handover Remains Of Four Fatal Benau Fire Victims

Meanwhile, Bal Krishna, the lone survivor is now seeking assistance to build his house.
06 Jun 2020 11:44
Police To Handover Remains Of Four Fatal Benau Fire Victims
Bal Krishna in Labasa on June 5, 2020. Photo: Sratika Naidu

The remains of the four elderly women killed in a fire at Benau, Labasa on April 30, will be returned to their families next week.

This was confirmed by Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro.

Ms Naisoro said the remains were still with their forensic team.

The four victims, in their 70s, were Nagama, (house owner), and her three friends, Dharmi, Subhadra Wati and Zamidan Hussein.

Meanwhile, Bal Krishna, the lone survivor is now seeking assistance to build his house.

The 35-year-old market vendor lost all his belongings, house and mother, Nagama.

Since then he has been living with his older brother in Benau who is currently unemployed.

“I try to sell yaqona at Labasa market by taking loans from relatives and unfortunately I am unable to make any profit,” Mr Krishna said.

“About $170,000 to $180,000 loss was incurred.

“We haven’t received the body remains from the Police since as they took it for DNA testing and for an ongoing investigation.

“While I wait I would like to humbly request the people of Fiji to assist me in building a house for myself please.”

He said to build a house on the same property would cost him around $20,000 to $30,000.

Anyone willing to offer assistance can contact him on mobile number 8472288.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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