Joe and Carmen have nothing left after their house destroyed by fire – relatives
The two elderly people who were injured by the fire which enveloped their home in Luqa on Saturday were released from Mater Dei yesterday.
Joe and Carmen Theuma, both 71, sustained burns, with the man still undergoing treatment because of facial burns.
Apart from the trauma they experienced after the fire enveloped their home three days ago, TVM is informed that the couple has ended up with nothing left. Everything they owned was in their matrimonial home and they have nothing to live on.
TVM is informed that the house has been condemned, because of the fire, and in fact they are now convalescing at the home of their relatives.
The couple’s niece, Melanie Penza told TVM that the couple do not have anything left and they are having to resort to the public’s generosity.
They have now opened an account with Bank of Valletta (MT 45 VALL 2201 3000 0000 4002 3123 225) so that whoever wishes to help the couple, can give a donation. The relatives have appealed for people to spread the word so that Joe and Carmen can try and get back to their normal life.
The fire at their home took 18 hours to be controlled by firefighters from the Civil Protection Department.
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