Fire destroys Bagotsville supermarket


The popular Good Life Chinese Supermarket at Bagotsville, West Bank Demerara was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

Reports indicate that the blaze started sometime after 5:00 hrs.

Firefighters and onlookers at the scene> (Photo: News Room/ June 9, 2021)

When the News Room arrived on the scene at 09:00 hrs, firefighters were still attempting to dose pockets of fire in the lower flat of the building.

The fire was said to have originated in the upper flat of the building. (Photo: News Room/ June 9, 2021)

The owner of the building, 67-year-old Herman Faria, said he received a call at around 7:00 hrs informing him of the fire.

Faria said he was told that the fire originated in the upper flat of the building that was being rented by a Chinese couple.

Eyewitnesses reported that the couple sustained some minor injuries as they attempted to escape from the building. Investigations are continuing.

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