11th December 01:05 PM
3 children and 2 adults burnt alive in fatal Lautoka house fire
By Semi Turaga
Monday 07/08/2017
The Lautoka fire last night which claimed the life of 4 people

Police and the National Fire Authority are now conducting a joint investigation in relation to the house fire at VM Pillay Road in Lautoka last night, where five people lost their lives.

Three children and two adults died in the fire.

We are currently trying to get the ages of the victims.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says it is believed that the victims were trapped inside the 3-bedroom house at the time of the incident.

The fire started close to midnight last night.

Naisoro says six people were inside the house and one of the occupants managed to escape.

The person is admitted at the Lautoka ICU ward in critical condition.

The Divisional Fire Officer West Gopal Reddy says they are yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Investigations continue.

We will have more later this afternoon. 

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