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Suspected foul play in house fire that claimed three lives

March 17, 2019 8:55 am

The Police and the National Fire Authority are still investigating a fire that claimed three lives in Nadi yesterday morning.

The fire broke out at 6.30am fully engulfing the three bedroom concrete house.

Victims of the house fire include a 70-year-old woman who was the owner of the house, her daughter believed to be in her 50s together along with her de-facto partner.

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Saras Wati says she’s still trying to come to terms with the shocking deaths of her immediate family.

“I miss my mother and sister too. My sister is very close to me, every day she always call me.”

FBC News believes the cause of fire maybe suspect following the information gathered from the family’s neighbors.

The victim’s cousin brother, Salesh Dutt claims the de-facto partner who also perished in the fire was recently released from police custody as the result of a domestic violence case.

He claims the deceased went straight to the house after being released by police.

Dutt says the neighbors came to help but it was too late as the fire spread quickly.

“They were trying to pull out the window but the steel rods were there, so the fire spread inside the house so they can’t do anything.”

The investigation continues.

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