A late night fire on Friday evening destroyed a one-bedroom wooden house at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.The fire reportedly started at a house at Dr Charles Estate at Second Street, Soesdyke at about 22:00h, and the building was subsequently flattened. According to information received, no one was living in the house at the time of the fire.Owner of the house, Nanda Persaud, told Guyana Times that she and her family had vacated the house about a year ago, and moved in with heThe house on fire on Saturday eveningr mother, who was living alone after her father died.Persaud related that on the night in question, at around 22:30h, a neighbourinformed them of the fire. “The neighbour came and told us about the fire, and my husband went… “When he got there, the whole house was already on fire, and then the Fire Service came a little bit after,” she said.The woman noted that although they had left the house, it was fully furnished with a sofa set, a bed, television, refrigerator and gas stove, etc. Everything was destroyed in the blaze.According to Persaud, it is not yet known how the fire started. She could not say whether anyone had been secretly “shacking up” in the house.“I can’t say…we usually go and check up on the house, but I don’t know if any ‘junkie’ or so was staying there,” she related. The woman, however, ruled out anThe aftermath of the fireelectrical origin for the fire, noting there was no electricity at the house at the time.Persaud further stated that they were planning to demolish the one bedroom wooden house and erect a modern structure.Efforts to contact officials from the Fire Service for an update on preliminary investigations proved futile.
In other results, KCB picked their first point of the season after holding high flying Bandari FC 1-1, Western Stima beat Kakamega Homeboyz to climb top of the table while Mathare United drew 2-2 with Ulinzi Stars.Leopards settled in the game early as Omondi was on control, netting early from a hard shot from the edge of the box after being teed up by Okaka. The goal proved the difference as hosts Sofapaka led at the interval.In the second half, Oduor curled a shot from outside the area that caught Leopards’ Rwandese custodian Erick Ndaiyshimiye off-guard to put matters on level before Okaka slotted in with 15 minutes left on the clock to take Ingwe back on the lead.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka celebrate after scoring goal in a past . Photo FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 – Cornelius Juma found the back of the net one minute to stoppage time to inspire Sofapaka deny AFC Leopards their first win of the season as the Kenyan Premier League round 3 match ended 2-2.AFC Leopards surrendered the lead twice after Marvin Omondi scored early four minutes after kick-off before Michel Oduor leveled the scores in the 50th minute. However, Aziz Okaka reclaimed the lead for Leopards in the 76th minute before Juma broke their hearts with a late strike.