Brothers killed in fire

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TWO brothers aged eight and six died when their home at a school in Jiwaka caught fire on Friday night.
Pio Jika and Mark Jika were the sons of Peter Jika, a teacher at the Anglimp Secondary School.
Jiwaka police commander Superintendent Gideon Kauke said police and PNG Power Ltd officers were investigating the cause of the fire which razed two teachers’ quarters.
He is yet to receive a full report on the fire.
Witnesses said the fire could have started inside the house giving no time for the boys to get out.
They said the brothers were alone at home on Friday night.
People arrived too late to save the boys and the house.
On Saturday, detectives from the Jiwaka Criminal Investigation Division and PNG Power workers inspected the burnt properties.
School board member and Jiwaka education board deputy chairman Paul Pap said everyone was shocked by what happened.
He said the principal George Rambang and school would provide coffins for the two bodies.
The fire engulfed a building which had separate living quarters for two teachers.

One thought on “Brothers killed in fire

  • These boys were not supposed to be left alone in a night at home. Most urban homes are fully built with other necessities like power, gas and any other ignited substances which kids like these needs parental guidance and care always Thankyou.

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