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Families homeless

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A MIDDAY fire completely destroyed four houses at the Fiji Muslim League settlement in Samabula, leaving five families homeless yesterday.

Imrana Bibi, 34, could not contain her tears as she watched her family home where her mother, sister, her brother-in-law and their three children lived, go up in flames.

Ms Bibi left her home after she married and had moved into her husband's home in Narere.

She was on her way to the CWM Hospital with her mother-in-law when they came across the fire.

"We were still approaching the Nabua roundabout when I saw black smoke and I was telling my mother-in-law that a house is on fire. Little did I know that it was my very own home," a teary Ms Bibi said.

Four fire trucks, as well as a portable pump, were used to ensure continuity of water supply.

"We received an emergency call and immediately responded to the fire call.

"Upon arrival, the fire team saw the corrugated iron and timber structured house fully engulfed in flames," NFA communications officer Ritesh Kumar said.





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