Elderly man dies in house fire

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    An elderly man has reportedly perished in a fire at his Macoya home.

    According to Newsday, the fire began around 6:20pm yesterday, while 70 year old Himraj Dasent was asleep in the upstairs bedroom of his two-storey house.

    A family renting the downstairs portion detected smoke and called the fire officials who were able to contain the blaze.

    At that time, they found the elderly man’s burned body on his bed.

    A cause for the fire it yet to be determined.