$100,000 raised for Waimate fire victims

 Tulsi, 24, Manisha, 17, and Mamata, 11, survived by breaking through a window (Hamish Clark / 3 News)
Tulsi, 24, Manisha, 17, and Mamata, 11, survived by breaking through a window (Hamish Clark / 3 News)

A final memorial service has been held to mark the end of official mourning for the Nepalese parents and young child who died in a horrific Waimate fire two weeks ago.

More than $100,000 has been raised for the three girls orphaned in the August 5 blaze and a ritual was held in Christchurch to mark the end of the official 13-day mourning period today, in line with Hindu custom.

Tej and Tika Kafle  died alongside their 8-year-old son Prem, while their three daughters Tulsi, 24, Manisha, 17, and Mamata, 11, survived by breaking through a window.

Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley spoke at the service and says the girls are doing a lot better now.

"[The service] was very low key, it was very nice. […] The fundraising's going really well, we're just over $100,000 now so there's a bit of money to take care of these girls."

The girls are now in the care of an uncle in Christchurch.

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