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Unemployed Labasa Man Loses Hope After Home Fire

The father of two said his house suffered the same fate in 2002 when he and his wife were away for a family function in Savusavu.
21 Jul 2020 11:20
Unemployed Labasa Man Loses Hope After Home Fire

A Labasa man has lost hope after being informed that his house was on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rati Lal, 70, of Bangladesh, said he left his two-bedroom house last week to visit his daughter in Nadi.

“Around 3:30 am on Sunday, I received a call from my neighbour informing me that the National Fire Authority officers were putting off the fire,” Mr Lal said.

“This is the second time my house got burnt and I don’t know where I will live.”

The father of two said his house suffered the same fate in 2002 when he and his wife were away for a family function in Savusavu.

“My wife passed away last year and I am unemployed,” the retired Fiji Sugar Corporation employee said.

“I don’t know what my future holds as I am old, sickly and homeless.”

Mr Lal who is diabetic questioned: “Who would do such a thing during curfew?”

Divisional Police Commander Northern (DPC)  Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eparama Waqa confirmed that Police was carrying out an investigation.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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