Saturday 7 December, 2019

Couple hospitalised after Arima house fire

A fire in Arima on Sunday afternoon has left a couple hospitalised.

The victims are a 28-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man.

They are custom officers, who have been in a relationship for just over 18 months.

According to reports, the two were at the man’s home along Carl Jones Street, Arima, when they got into an argument.

The man told police that the woman left the room, before returning a short while later holding a bottle with a flammable substance.

The woman threw the liquid all over the room and while the man attempted to stop her, he heard an explosion and saw the room on fire.

The couple rushed out of the room.

The police and paramedics were notified and they were taken for medical treatment.

The woman suffered burns to almost 90 percent of her body and is warded in a critical condition.

The male victim suffered burns to his hands, face and neck, and is listed in a stable condition.

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