Disaster

Three perish in early morning fire

Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela Singh, 68 and their son Shiva Singh, 35, were found on the upper storey of their Samaroo Street house by fire officers this morning after they had quelled the flames.

Neighbours were alerted to the situation shortly before 3am, when Rajkumar Singh was seen calling out for help from the front room of the upper storey.

Neighbours and fire officers attempted to come to the family's rescue with a ladder, but we're unsuccessful in their attempts to breach the fire in time.

Mother of 8 wants help to rebuild home after arson attack

Four months af­ter a preg­nant moth­er and her eight chil­dren nar­row­ly es­caped when their home was rid­dled with bul­lets and set on fire, she is beg­ging for help to re­build their home.

Un­em­ployed and liv­ing un­der volatile con­di­tions at a house in Gran Cou­va, In­de­ria Gar­cia, 35, who is due to give birth to her ninth child next month said all their be­long­ings were lost in the fire.

OSHA launches investigation into fatal explosion

The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) has launched an investigation into Tuesday's truck explosion which claimed the life of Phillip Ramlochan. 

The revelation was made by Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste Primus in the Senate on Thursday.

She said the investigation was initiated on Tuesday June 4th.

Baptiste-Primus informed the Senate that this was in keeping with their mandate laid out by the OSH Act to investigate workplace injuries and fatalities. 

One dead as vehicle bursts into flames in Penal

One man is dead and another one critically injured when a truck contracted with Massy Energies burst into flames in Penal Rock Road. 

Phillip Ramlochan of Oropouche died while Drig Paul is being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital after the back of the oil tanker exploded. 

The incident occurred around 8:15 am at Haggard Trace, Penal Rock Road.  

Police said the men were working near an oil well in an oil and gas mining zone when Ramlochan opened the tanker and it exploded.

Biker dies in crash

Mo­tor­cy­clists were ex­pect­ed to turn up at the crash site in South Oropouche last evening where vet­er­an rid­er Robert Seales died on Sun­day night.

A re­port stat­ed that around 10.30 pm, Seales, 47, of Mon­trose, Ch­agua­nas was rid­ing along the Solomon Ho­choy High­way Ex­ten­sion. As he tried to ride around the round­about at the Shore of Peace cre­ma­tion site, he crashed in­to a con­crete bar­ri­er.

His body was thrown off the mo­tor­cy­cle and stopped sev­er­al me­tres away. Fel­low mo­torists rushed across to help, but he was al­ready dead.

EMA to probe La Brea chemical fire

While in­ves­ti­ga­tors say yes­ter­day’s mas­sive fire at Kaizen En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices did not re­sult in in­jury to work­ers or dam­age to prop­er­ty, there are con­cerns about the harm­ful ef­fects to the en­vi­ron­ment.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) is ex­pect­ed to vis­it the waste-treat­ment fa­cil­i­ty in the La Brea In­dus­tri­al Es­tate to­day to de­ter­mine whether the com­pa­ny’s op­er­a­tions ad­here to its Cer­tifi­cate of En­vi­ron­men­tal Clear­ance.

Elderly man drowns at King's Wharf

The body of a 69-year-old man was recovered this morning at King’s Wharf in San Fernando.

Guardian Media has learned that Harry Samaroo of Phillippine was among a group of people who went for a swim in the waters off King’s Wharf, on Tuesday.

We were told Samaroo swam further into the water but did not return.

Police were contacted, and a search was mounted.

His body was recovered at around 7:35 a.m. Thursday by a relative.

 - Bavita Gopaulchan

Man goes for midnight swim after argument and drowns

A midnight swim after an argument has lead to one Diego Martin man losing his life.

Ricardo Chinnon, 58, of Term Drive, drowned in Chaguaramas early on Tuesday.

Police were told the Chinnon went into the waters off the Boardwalk at around 12:30 am, moments after having an argument with a relative.

As he swam further out he reportedly got into difficulty and his relative lost sight of him.

He then resurfaced in the shallow water of the bay.

When it was realised he was not breathing, emergency services were called to the scene.

Swissport worker dies in vehicular accident

A Swissport worker at the Piarco International Airport is this country's latest road fatality statistic.

The toll now stands at 51.

Rudra Sookdeo, 40, of Coalmine in Sangre Grande died instantly when a vehicle crashed into him while driving along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Monday morning.

The driver of the other vehicle was charged on Monday afternoon for driving under the influence of alcohol after a breathalyzer was administered to him at the hospital.

9 homeless after Sando fire

Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.

Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.

Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.

No one was at home at the time.

This is a developing story and we will have further updates.

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