Family left homeless after fire destroys home
12 March, 2019, 11:12 am
A FAMILY of four in Natabua, Lautoka, is now homeless after their three-bedroom house was destroyed by fire last weekend.
House owner Sanjay Chand said he lost about $70,000 in the fire.
He also claimed that the blaze was started by a disgruntled relative.
His wife, Parbhashni Lata, who was at home when the fire started, said she heard glass break in one of the bedrooms.
“When I went to the room, I saw someone pouring benzene on to my son’s bed,” she claimed.
“I started to scream for the person to stop and ran to get help. When I came back the house was on fire.”
Two university students who were tenants also lost all their belongings.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed a report was lodged on Saturday evening.
Ms Naisoro said while there were no injuries reported, the estimated cost of damage was $30,000.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.