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Father of daughters, who died in blaze, succumbs to burns

Thirty-four days after jumping from a blazing building in commercial Georgetown where his two daughters were burnt to death,  an elderly man died early Sunday morning of severe burns about his body.

Mr. Hilrod Randolph Thomas,68, succumbed to injuries he sustained while fleeing a burning building on King and Robb Streets during the pre-dawn hours of Monday, November 17, 2014.

Former government minister in the People’s National Congress (PNC) administration, Jeffrey Thomas confirmed that his brother passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Jeffrey said his brother remained largely unconscious and barely communicated with visitors throughout his period of hospitalization. According to him, his brother was told by one of his two older daughters that their younger siblings perished in the fire.

Theresa and Clarissa Rosario lost their lives, having failed to flee the locked building.

Police and fire service investigators believe that the fire at the disputed building was the work of arsonists. One man was questioned and later released from custody without being charged for any offence.