– his 95-year-old mother was rescued from the blaze
The dead man has been identified as Parsram Samaroo, also called ‘Isaac’. His charred remains were removed from the Lot 19 Adelphi, East Canje, Berbice premises shortly after midnight. Samaroo was confined to a bed and confined to the lower flat of the 10 x 16-foot two-storied wooden building.
The woman said she cooks once per day and had done so several hours prior to the blaze which started in the lower flat of the building. The house had electricity attached to the upper flat.