Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nowhere for Homeless; Homeless Man Loses Belongings

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nowhere for Homeless; Homeless Man Loses Belongings

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Byline: Emma Reid Emma.Reid@news-mail.com.au

A HOMELESS man who lived under the Tallon Bridge and whose belongings were set on fire is calling for answers.

Eseki Kaitani had lived under the bridge since January without issue until he was taken into police custody three weeks ago.

The area beside the river was shared with up to a dozen homeless people at any one time.

Mr Kaitani spent time in a Bundaberg health facility before he returned "home" last Monday to find all his furniture including his fishing rod burnt or missing.

"What if this happened when I was sleeping there?" he said.

"I would have been burnt."

The 53-year-old showed the NewsMail a door he put under the bridge rafters to sleep on.

"This was my bed and now it is burnt," he said.

"Everything is gone, my fishing rod, my lounge - it's all gone."

The father said there was nowhere else for him to go while he was on the waiting list with the Department of Housing. …

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