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Man burnt to death in Bush Lot fire, two buildings destroyed – Stabroek News

The raging fire

A man died in a fire last evening at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice which destroyed two buildings and damaged a third.

The dead man has been identified as Carl Persaud who was residing at Lot 16 ‘B’ Bush Lot Public Road, WCB, which had a two-storey wooden and concrete building. The owner, Persaud,  lived on the upper flat, and the lower flat housed the Nalico & Nafico Insurance Office.

Ruth Persaud, an overseas-based Guyanese, presently living in the USA, owned the property at Lot 15 ‘B’ Bush Lot Public Road, WCB. This address had a wooden and concrete building. This building was also destroyed.The upper flat was vacant, and the lower flat housed the following businesses:

– Medical Aid Pharmacy, owned by Rochelle Cheefoon, a 38-year-old businesswoman of Lot 163 Lovely Lass Village, WCB.

– Ramesh’s Jewelry, owned by Ramesh Persaud, a 46-year-old businessman of Indian descent residing at 103 Sec ‘B’ Bush Lot Village, WCB.

Sundnrada Jagmohan, a 46-year-old Guyanese residing at Lot 17 ‘B’ Bush Lot Public Road, WCB, is the owner of a two-storey concrete building, which housed two businesses on the lower flat, and the upper flat was partly burnt.

Reports say that at about 17:40 hours, persons in the area saw Carl Persaud pushing his hand through his bedroom window and simultaneously, fire spread quickly at the upper flat before persons could get to his assistance. The fire then spread to the nearby buildings and businesses.

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