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Indian international student dies from house fire in Australia, community collecting funds

"He went too far too soon, putting his family in a loss which can never be filled. While studying he was also providing financial support to his parents back home."

An Indian international student in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta has died in hospital following a house fire. According to the NSW Police, emergency services were called to a unit on Campbell Street following reports of a fire.

On arrival, officers attached to Parramatta Police Area Command found a third-floor unit well alight.

“A 27-year-old man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead hospital in a critical condition.”

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Image Source: Parramatta Police Area Command Facebook)
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The Indian Australian community has initiated fundraising for Raunak’s family, the student who died following the fire, so that his mortal remains can be sent back home to India.
The gofundme page set up for the fundraising mentions that Raunak was the kind of guy who would go out of his way to help someone.

“Raunak came to Australia in Sep 2019 on a student visa and had big hopes of completing his Masters in Networking and was also supporting his parents and younger brother back home. He was in his last semester and planned to go to India in a couple of months to see his family but those future dreams and hopes of parents’ drying eyes to see their child will never come to life now.”

“He went too far too soon, putting his family in a loss which can never be filled. While studying he was also providing financial support to his parents back home.”

“This tragic incident will leave lifetime misery and pain for them. The objective of this fundraising is to provide that last financial support to the family in these tough times and to send the body back home after all the government clearances”, reads the fundraising appeal. 

“The below units were evacuated as Fire and Rescue NSW officers extinguished the blaze. Just after 5am on Monday, the older man died in hospital. An investigation into the incident has commenced; the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.”

“A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages”, read a statement by the local Police.

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