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Arrests over Taveuni fires

July 26, 2021 10:49 am

Three people are in custody in relation to the two early morning fires in Taveuni.

Acting Police Commissioner, Rusiate Tudravu confirms both reports are under investigation.

Tudravu also says the Divisional Crime Officer North and a team of officers have been deployed to Taveuni to assist with investigations.

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A shop was destroyed in the fire in Naqara but firefighters were able to control the blaze from spreading to nearby shops.

Residents were able to save the Macuata Muslim League mosque which was also allegedly set alight.

Muslim league officials in Taveuni have told FBC News that the culprits are known and there is believed to be CCTV footage for evidence.

They have also said it was believed those involved were intoxicated at the time of the incident.

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