Elderly Wakenaam woman dies in fire


The Police are investigating the death of 79-year-old Bissoondai, known as Seema, whose charred remains were found in her Zealandia Estate, Wakenaam Island house on Sunday morning.

One of the woman’s sons told police that she was last seen alive at around 05:45h on Sunday. At around 06:30h, another son who lives next door noticed smoke emanating from the house, and upon checking, he found his mother on the floor engulfed in fire and a green kerosene stove at the side.

She was taken to the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The body is at the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.

Investigations are in progress.

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