MP assists fire victims in Chaguanas

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MP assists fire victims in Chaguanas

Six members of a family of Felicity, Chaguanas whose two-story house was destroyed by fire last week are receiving assistance in the face of the tragedy which has upturned their lives.

Kamla Singh, the wife of Yogesh and mother of two, said she heard a noise upstairs in the house and went to check, but by the time she came back down to raise an alarm, the living room was already on fire which later engulfed the entire house.

The incident occurred last week Wednesday.

Dinesh Rambally, the MP for Chaguanas West in whose constituency they live on Cacandee Road, has offered to assist the family.

Rambally, accompanied by members of his office, responded quickly to the plight of the fire victims to offer solace and comfort in the face of the disaster which occurred in broad daylight.

Rambally said he has already spoken with several good samaritans including members of the central business community, and private contractors who have pledged to come forward and help the Singh family recover from their loss.

The family is awaiting a final report from the Fire Service and is in the process of applying for a Self-Help grant from the government.

The Ministry of Social Development has also been approached to access whatever help is available.

Also visiting the family was Chaguanas mayor Councillor Faaiq Mohammed who offered to have the resources of the borough corporation utilized to clear up and remove the rubble from the burnt out building.

Also lending a hand was businessman Richard Ramkissoon, MP Rambally’s 2020 General Election Campaign manager.

Ramkissoon has arranged rent-free lodging for the Singh family including Yogesh, his wife Kamla, two children, age 11 and 12, his mother Leela, 68, and sister Sharda who were all were rendered homeless by the fire.

The children, who attend primary school was at the time occupied with online classes and had to flee with the family from the raging fire.

The principal of the Felicity Hindu School and the Parent/ Teachers’ Association have stepped in and provided devices to enable the children to continue their online studies during the Covid-19 pandemic.