Police investigate house fire in Ra

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POLICE are investigating a house fire in Ra that allegedly led to the death of an 84-year-old retired gold mine worker.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the man died after he was allegedly trapped in the house at the time of fire early yesterday morning.

The incident occurred at Nararavou Village.

Ms Naisoro said the report of the house fire was received at the Rakiraki Police Station from the victim’s son.

She said villagers’ attempts to put out the fire were unsuccessful.

A joint investigation with the National Fire Authority is now in progress.

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