Main St residence that housed Risans destroyed by fire

-businessman believed to have perished

A 77-year-old businessman is believed to be dead after a fire gutted his home early this morning.

He has been identified as Yusuf Sankar who lived next door to the official residence of the Prime Minister on Main Street.

Fire officials told SN that they were alerted to the fire just before 6am and on arrival found the 51 Main Street building engulfed in flames.

A female occupant was rescued from the burning building which housed two businesses including a photocopying shop.

Fire officials are at the scene conducting investigations.


The body being removed
The gutted building this morning.


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