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Elderly woman burnt to death

A house at Enmore, East Coast Demerara was burnt and the remains of a 70-year old woman were retrieved from the debris.

Police said the woman’s name is Banmattie Persaud. She lived alone.

Investigators were told that at about 2:30 PM, Sunday April 17, 2016, a fire of so far unknown origin completely destroyed the two-storeyed house that was located at 90 Hope Street, Enmore.

Sources told Demerara Waves Online News that investigators were working on the theory that the woman, who had poor eyesight, might have knocked down a lit kerosene lamp.