Monday 21 October, 2019

Man perishes in house fire in South Trinidad

A 47-year-old Down Syndrome man perished in a house fire in South Trinidad on Monday.

He has been identified as Rafi Mohammed of Tulsa Trace, Debe.

According to reports, the man was at his home along with his 87-year-old mother Shairoon Mohammed, when a fire broke out to the back of the house around 1:30 p.m.

The wooden structure quickly became engulfed in flames.

The mother managed to escape, however, the man refused to leave the house.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Police and fire officers are on the scene.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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