Stabroek News:-A 12-year-old girl is now dead, while her brother narrowly escaped a similar fate yesterday after their aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara house, which they were under, collapsed on them.
Amber Richards, of Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara, was said to have been swinging in a hammock under the wooden stilt house yesterday afternoon when it fell. She was pinned under the collapsed structure for almost an hour. She was officially pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where she was taken after her body was extracted.
Her brother, Joshua Richards, eight, a student of Craig Primary School, who suffered a broken leg and injuries to his neck, was still receiving medical attention at the GPH up to last evening.
The siblings were at their aunt’s home for a week-long vacation ahead of the new school term, which begins in September. Amber was a student of the West Demerara Secondary School.