Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Elderly man found dead after Macoya fire

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the death of a 70-year-old man.

The deceased is Himraj Dasent of Macoya Settlement.

Police were told at 6.20pm on Thursday residents of the area observed smoke coming from the elderly man's home.

They rushed to assist and formed a bucket brigade to put out a fire which engulfed Dasent's bedroom.

While they were successful in outing the fire, Dasent was found dead on his bed with severe burn marks about his body.

Police have yet to establish what caused the fire.

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