Friday, February 23, 2018

Family seeks help to rebuild home after arson attack

AN Erin family displaced when their house was torched by masked gunmen on Wednesday is seeking assistance to rebuild their home.

Budram Williams, 62, his wife, Hilrie Kadoo, 53, their six daughters and ten grandchildren have moved in with relatives since the fire.

Williams’s step-daughter, Jiselle Kadoo, said the family separated after the incident.

She said, “We want to rebuild so we can come back together. We are staying with relatives. We will appreciate any help we can get.”

Ministry of the People and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management officials have visited the family and assisted with mattresses and other items.

The family was ordered to stand under a mango tree and watch as the men doused their two-storey house with gasoline before striking a match.

The masked men told the family they were given instructions to burn down their home.

The incident occurred at Buenos Ayres, Erin, around 4 p.m.

Fire officers estimate the damage at $400,000.

Police last evening said no one has been arrested in connection with the arson attack.