Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Four Dead, Ten Injured In Separate Incidents This Week

Four persons are dead and ten others were injured in separate major incidents since Monday, the Saint Lucia Fire Service has reported.

The series of tragedies started on Monday with drowning at Canaries.

Deputy Fire Chief, George Victorin, told St Lucia Times that a male in his fifties went swimming and encountered difficulty.

His body was later retrieved from the water.

Law enforcement officials identified the deceased as Robert Joseph.

Victorin said there was another drowning at Chapel Street, Gros Islet, Wednesday about 3:38 pm.

The deceased was known to have ‘psychological issues’, it was reported.

He is said to have been found floating on the water.

Victorin disclosed that there were also two motor vehicle accidents Wednesday night.

One accident at Ravine Poisson involved the collision of two vehicles, resulting in injuries to ten individuals.

Victorin told St Lucia Times the injured were transported to hospital via ambulances from Dennery fire station and fire service headquarters in Castries.

He said at Roseau Wednesday night about 8:16 PM there was another accident involving a scooter and a taxi minibus, TX 1092.

Two males on the scooter succumbed to their injuries, while a female passenger in the minibus was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated and transported to Victoria Hospital, the Deputy Fire Chief told St Lucia Times.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.



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