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Asian man injured from house fire


Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/01/2018


A 35 year old Asian shopkeeper is in a stable condition at Vaiola hospital after sustaining injuries when his shop was gutted with fire this morning.


The Deputy Fire Commissioner – Sinamoni Kauvaka says, the house gutted with fire is the store own by the Asian man


Kauvaka says, he was amazed with two Tongan men who were able to rescue the man this morning after they went to the shop to buy groceries.


The two men noticed the flames and broke in to the building, to save the shopkeeper as he was unconscious and had minor injuries.


He was then rushed to the hospital.


Meantime, Kauvaka says the fire started from the kitchen but the cause is yet to be identified.


More than 20 officers were at the scene to ensure that the blaze will not damage the close by buildings.

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