In a shocking news, four people, including three teenagers from Telangana, India lost their lives in the United States. It all happened due to an unfortunate fire mishap that took 4 lives. Actually, on Sunday, the fire broke out at a home in Collierville in Tennessee at around 11 pm. The deceased people were identified as 46-year-old Kari Coudriet and Sharron Naik (14), Joy Naik (15) and Aaron Naik (17) –
teen siblings of the Naik family from Telangana, India.
Daniel Coudriet, Kari Coudriet’s husband, and their youngest son Cole survived the fire and were hospitalized in stable condition. The father of the teens was said to be a pastor at the Collierville Bible Church. According to media reports, the parents were in India on a missionary trip.
The teenagers were students at French Camp Academy in Mississippi and visited the Coudriet household in Collierville after they were invited for Christmas. The actual reason behind the fire breakout is still under investigation. Scott Symons, a neighbour, told a local media outlet that,
“By the time we already come out of the house, we heard them yell and the house was, you know, a blaze.”
A Facebook page named the Town of French Camp said in a post that,
“Friends and family, please pray for Pastor Naik and his wife. They sent their three precious children to America from India to keep them safe, and during the break, a fire took their lives. They have been a blessing to the French Camp community and are loved by our whole town. I cannot fathom the grief of their parents as I know how much our town is grieving.”
The Collierville Bible Church in a detailed post, said,
“At this time, we are asking for privacy and discretion regarding the Missionary children. The family is in route from India and many of the details of the events are still being communicated to the family. Please respect this family and give them the time and ability to process information.”