Pregnant woman rescued from floodwaters

Pregnant woman rescued from floodwaters

The Saint Lucia Fire Service, SLFS, has told the Times that a woman who is thirteen weeks pregnant was rescued earlier today from floodwaters on Jeremie Street, after reportedly falling into a manhole.

According to a Fire Service spokesman, a man who went to the woman’s aid found himself in some difficulty but managed to escape.

The spokesman told the Times that the woman was subsequently transported to hospital via ambulance.

The Fire Service has also reported receiving reports of a suspected drowning at Odsan, with a caller reporting seeing a man being washed away in the river.

The report is currently being investigated.

Elsewhere heavy rainfall triggered landslides in Bexon and Entrepot, snarled traffic, and in some cases forced motorists to abandon their vehicles.

Eyewitnesses told the Times that near Gablewoods Mall, water rose quickly and within about fifteen minutes had partially submerged a vehicle which got a wheel stuck in the drain at the side of the road.

According to reports, the woman driver managed to get away unscathed.


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