Fiji Time: 5:52 PM on Wednesday 18 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Parents thank lucky stars

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SOME parents are thanking their lucky stars after their children arrived home unhurt following a fire that destroyed a classroom block at Korotari Primary School in Labasa on Monday afternoon.

The fire, which occurred after 3.30pm, is understood to have destroyed four classrooms with all its contents.

Speaking on behalf of the parents, Prem Chand said none of the children got hurt, something they were grateful for.

"The fire happened after school hours when the students had all left for home," Mr Chand said.

"When we saw the fire, most of us panicked thinking that some of the students were trapped inside the block but luckily, no one got hurt. We are just thankful that this incident happened after school and no one was injured."

NFA CEO John O'Connor said they received a call at 3.45pm but because of the distance and bad road conditions, the fire officers did not make it on time to the scene.

"When the officers arrived at the scene, the block was completely destroyed by fire," Mr O'Connor said.

"The fire destroyed two classrooms, the library and a language room. No one was injured.

"At the moment, we are still continuing with our investigations."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63750.6185
JPY 55.628252.6282
GBP 0.39210.3841
EUR 0.45550.4435
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49010.4731

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ministry to defend its workers
  2. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies
  3. Gift of horses
  4. Party politics
  5. Test for Baber
  6. Kiribati ready to work land
  7. No heavy vehicles on Bau road
  8. No official correspondence on Netanyahu visit
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. Health setback

Top Stories this Week

  1. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  2. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  3. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Kinoya sinkhole discovery, traffic restricted Thursday (12 Jan)
  5. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  7. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  8. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  9. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  10. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)