Fiji Time: 6:34 PM on Saturday 25 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fijian accused of killing ex-partner
  2. Smart watch goes on sale
  3. Gospel shines
  4. Keeping it sexually safe
  5. $18m brew house
  6. Airline confirms position still vacant
  7. Lal bags another medal to his list
  8. LTA warns bus drivers against incomplete routes
  9. Blues prepare for Ba in Fiji FACT opener
  10. Cyber park interest

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  4. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Man dies in road accident Sunday (19 Apr)
  10. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)