Girl, 12, and aunt burnt to death in Linden fire
A 12-year-old girl identified as Kayla and her aunt Cheryl Moore perished in a fire at Silvertown, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) on Monday night.
The News Room understands that Kayla was celebrating her birthday when she died.
It is alleged that the fire was set by a man who was also living in the house. He has since gone into hiding.
A press release from the Guyana Fire Service noted that the fire was reported at about 23:45 hrs Monday. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the two-storey house was engulfed in flames.
The Fire Service noted that despite firefighters’ best efforts, the woman and her niece died.
The Fire Service also noted that another two persons perished in a separate fire at Good Hope, Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam). The News Room reported that Sasha La Cruz and her son, Isha Wilson died in this fire.
“We are working assiduously to gather all the necessary details surrounding these two incidents and will update accordingly as soon as the information becomes available,” the Fire Service said.