An Aranguez family perished this morning after a fire broke out at their home.
The bodies of Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela, 68, and their son Shiva, 35, were found on the upper storey of their Samaroo Street home by fire officers this morning.
Neighbours were alerted to the situation shortly before 3 am when Rajkumar Singh was heard calling out for help from the front room in the upper storey of the house. Neighbours and fire officers attempted to rescue the family using a ladder but were unsuccessful.
However, tenants who lived in a downstairs apartment were alerted when a neighbour jumped the wall and woke them up. The woman and her child were safely removed from the building.
The cause of the fire is still to be determined.