“I feel empty and lost” – Linden fire victim estimates her losses to be over $10M



By Kurt Campbell

Residents look on as the building is engulf in flames.
Residents look on as the building is engulf in flames.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Empty and lost, those were the words used by a Linden woman, Roushelle Bentick to describe the way the felt after losing everything to fire early Saturday morning (March 29).

Bentick was awaken by her 9 – year – old son at about 07:30 hrs to find that fire of unknown origin had consumed the middle bedroom of the house in which she resided.

She was able to take her 4 – year – old child along with the 9 – year – old outside where they watched their home burn to the ground as residents and firefighter tried to contain the blaze.

They lost everything and according to Bentick their losses is estimated above $10M.

“I must say that I am thankful for life, I feel lost and empty but still thankful for life, like I said I lost everything, right now I’m at a friend and don’t even know my next move,” she told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com).

The fire has left the woman, her two children, their father and another adult that resided in the house homeless.

There has been no official word from the Guyana Fire Service on the nature of the blaze and Bentick says she has no clue how it started.


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