A Carapichaima family of ten was left homeless after fire destroyed their five bedroom concrete house yesterday.
Gangadaye Bickharry the family’s 59 year old grandmother was alone at the home at around 8.15 a.m when the fire broke out.
According to Rod Bickharry, son of Gangadaye Bickharry who lives two houses away, within 45 minutes the blaze had almost completely destroyed the house.
Fire tenders from the Couva and Chaguanas Fire Stations responded and extinguished the flames.
Member of Parliament for Couva North Ramona Ramdial visited the family and officials from her office brought hampers and mattresses.
Officials of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, and Chairman of the Self Help Commission also visited the family.
In other News…
Three persons wounded in Saturday’s shooting, have walked out of the San Fernando General Hospital.
Karan Tambie, 31, his wife Patricia Toolsie, 31, and relative Ricardo Massy, 24, all of Icacos Village, Cedros, refused to wait for treatment and left the health facility on Sunday night.
According to reports two bullets are still lodged in the legs of Tambie
Tambie and his wife have three children, ages eight, five and six months. The couple were liming with relatives outside their home near Lovers Lane, Icacos Village, when a black X-Trail van pulled alongside them and opened fire at around 11.30p.m on Saturday.
Tambie’s brother, 29-year-old Amit Samaroo, was shot multiple times about the body and died at the scene.
His sister-in-law, Kimberly Mohammed, was shot once in the face. She was pronounced dead at the Point Fortin District Hospital. Mohammed, 19, was the mother of a two-month-old baby girl.
Mohammed would be buried following a service at her family’s home tomorrow, while Samaroo would be laid to rest on today.
Homicide officers are investigating reports that the fatal shooting was linked to a drug deal gone wrong.