Case of Interest

A 6-year old child was trapped in a house fire in Martintar, Namaka last night.

A report of a fire was received through the 917 Police line after 9pm where Police and National Fire Authority Officers were deployed to the scene.

The victim was home with a relative and an older sibling when the incident happened.

Bystanders tried to rescue the child, but due to the intensity of the fire were not able to do so.

Joint investigations are being conducted with NFA.