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Social Development and Family Services Minister Donna Cox.

Minister of Social Development and Family Services Donna Cox says she intended to visit the Burke family today. Who lost three children in a house fire in Rookery Nook, Maraval on Monday. But when she spoke to a relative she was told that the father Troy Burke was not ready for visitors.  

“We planned to go there after but when we called I think the father is still really traumatised,” Cox said.  

Cox made the comment as she visited the scene of a collapsed house in Factory Road Diego Martin.  

“I know that this is time that the family is grief-stricken and we will adhere to their wishes at this time,” she said 

But she did send her condolences to the family of Ezekiel Burke, 17, Faith Burke, six, and Kayden Burke, three.  

She said the Ministry’s Family Services Division has been calling almost every hour to check in on the family and asked citizens to pray for the family.  

“This is not an easy situation,” she expressed.   

Reporter: Carisa Lee