Arson in San Roman Village, Stann Creek

Arson in San Roman Village, Stann Creek

Was it a case of arson? That’s what Dora Choc says is what happened to her house. Her home burned down last week and she insists that the incident stems from a dispute involving her common-law husband and residents of the small community. Stann Creek Correspondent, Harry Arzu tells us more about the incident in San Roman Village. 

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: A house measured 30X40 feet was engulfed in flames earlier this week in San Roman Village here in the Stann Creek district. Distraught Dora Chuc, the owner of the house is suggesting that someone burnt down her house while she was not at home. 

Dora Chuc, Fire Victim: “My situation right now, this thing happened – my common law but he drunk that time then after that we have neighbors well they say it’s my man started fight but that is not true it’s the man he started the fight. Said that he got mad, got hurt, he told me that he has to come back home. He said he would come rest because he has to go work and I told him – he came to see me with my sister then after that like around six or seven I heard that he set this man’s house, my neighbor on that side but the thing is when they did that I was not here I was with my sister and they just called me that the house got burned. Then after that I came but I saw the house it was finished burning when I reached. I don’t know if those people they still hurt me. This is my house. They didn’t have to do this to me because this is my own thing. You know how much I spent ? I spent like $50,000 in my own house and I still have bill I didn’t finish paying my bill. You know how much this hurt me ? My food everything  ? I work for my own things. I don’t beg anybody. I don’t hurt anybody why did they have to do this to me ? Why ? It’s the neighbor that came to burn my things too like eleven o’clock this fire started. Fire started then after that I didn’t get anything so what I will do right now ? And the man they caught the man and they released the man so where should I have to go stay ? I don’t have anything.”

Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: Chuc says she suffered losses of about $50,000 including all her household items and is asking the public to assist her rebuild her house in an effort to bring her life back to normal. She can be reached at 664-2937.

 

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