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Homes go up in flames

Nanise Loanakadavu
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

TWO corrugated iron and timber houses were razed in a fire at Cunningham Stage Four in Suva early yesterday.

Shelly Sharma, 25, was getting ready for work when smoke came billowing up through the floor.

Ms Sharma said she wrapped her three-year-old son in a blanket, grabbed her mother and dragged them out of the house.

"My mother wanted to stay inside the house and save some of our belongings, but I grabbed her hand and dragged her out of the house," Ms Sharma said.

The fire spread to their neighbour's bedroom which was also destroyed.

Ms Sharma's mother, Daya Wati, 55, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, was rushed to hospital with burns to her arms and face.

Ms Sharma said her dad Satya Nand was in town when the incident occurred.

When approached for an interview Mr Nand said in a trembling voice: "I don't know what to do."

With tears streaming down his face he said he was confused and that he had no place to take his children to.

"This is all I have," he said.








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