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A 79-year-old woman died in a house fire at Wakenaam, Essequibo early Sunday morning.
Dead is Bissoondai called Seema. Police said she died between 05:45 and 06:30hrs, at Zealandia Estate, Wakenaam Island.
According to a son of the deceased, the 79-year-old woman was last seen alive in her room around 05:45hrs. However, around 06:30hrs one of her other sons who lives next door noticed smoke emanating from the house. Upon checking he saw his mother on the floor, her body on fire, with a green kerosene stove on its side.
Bissoondai sustained extensive burns about her body. She was then taken to the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Doctor Kowsilla Persaud . The body is at the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.
Investigations are in progress.