A 19-year-old labourer perished in a mysterious fire which destroyed a two-bedroom house in the De Willem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) squatting area on Saturday night.
Dead is Satesh Jagmohan. Stabroek News understands that the teen was sleeping when the house caught on fire at around 11:30pm. This newspaper was told that Jagmohan was trapped in the house and unable to escape the blaze. The wooden house belonged to his uncle who is currently working in the interior. It is unclear how the fire started.
The teen’s father Ramdhanie Jagmohan told Stabroek News that by the time they became aware of the fire, it was too late as the entire interior of the house was ablaze. He recounted that he tried to create a hole in the wall in an attempt to save his son but his efforts were in vain due to the intense heat and strong scent of kerosene…..