Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Three killed in Aranguez blaze

Three persons are dead following a fire in Aranguez on Wednesday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela Singh, 68, & their son Shiva Singh, 35.

The fire was first reported around 3 am today along Samaroo Street, West, Aranguez.

Neighbours were able to wake the tenants who lived in an apartment downstairs.

These two – a mother and her son – were able to safely escape the building.

However, the Singh family was trapped.

Neighbours desperately tried to form a bucket brigade to put the fire out, but they were not successful.

Appliances from the San Juan Police Station and the Wrightson Road Head Quarters responded, and officers were able to contain the blaze.

The bodies of the three family members were found once officials were able to access the building. 

Fire officers are still on location, as no official cause of the blaze has been established.

More on this as it becomes available.

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