Disaster

3-year-old dies after father's car explodes

*** Update ***

The child has died at the San Fernando General Hospital having suffered 100 percent burns.

*** Earlier Report**** 

A 3-year-old child is barely holding on to life after suffering 4th-degree burns when his father's car exploded in Tabaquite.

Prince Fracette, 3, of 21 Cito Lane, Tabaquite, is now at the San Fernando General Hospital where doctors are desperately attempting to save his life.

Man shoots himself in head in senseless game gone bad

A Diego Martin man is now dead after shooting himself in his head, in what appeared to be a bad game gone wrong.

Ben Ambrose was at Union Road in Diego Martin when he accidentally shot himself in the head.

According to reports, Ambrose was with a friend and put the gun to his head as a joke.

The friend warned him not to play with the gun because it was loaded.

However, Ambrose thought it was all a joke and continued to pull the trigger.

He died at the scene.

Police are continuing investigations.

 

Car plunges off top floor of Price Plaza carpark

A 37-year-old Valsayn man is in hospital after his car plunged off the top floor of the carpark at Price Plaza, Chaguanas.

Darren John was rushed to the Chaguanas Health Facility around 3.20 Wednesday morning with spinal injuries.

He was later transferred to the Mt Hope hospital.

Reports indicate that the incident occurred after John lost money at a casino in Chaguanas.

Devastated by August earthquake, Los Iros farmers still waiting for help

Six months af­ter the Au­gust earth­quake ripped apart 50 acres of prime agri­cul­tur­al lands in Los Iros, farm­ers say they have re­ceived no as­sis­tance from the Gov­ern­ment.

Dur­ing a protest at Roy­al En­gi­neer (RE) Road, Erin, farm­ers showed off fields of parched crops.

Pres­i­dent of the Los Iros Hillview Farm­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Reshi­anand Ram­raj said the fields of pro­duce with­ered be­cause most of the ma­jor ponds in the area had dried up. More than 20 ir­ri­ga­tion ponds were dam­aged by the 6.9 mag­ni­tude earth­quake.

Woman perishes in Sealots fire

A woman believed to be in her early 20's has perished in a fire in Sealots.

The woman has not yet been identified.

Neighbours say that she only moved into the house recently and was staying there with another occupant who was not at home at the time.

Residents say they tried in vain to get the woman out of the house but it appeared as though she was locked in.

Firefighters found the body after putting out the blaze.

Investigations are continuing.

Sea claims three houses in Cedros

Al­most a year af­ter the sea swal­lowed three homes and a por­tion of the road near the coast in Ce­dros, vil­lagers are still fear­ful that more hous­es will col­lapse in­to the sea.

The gul­ly formed in the wake of the mas­sive land­slip has con­tin­ued to widen as no restora­tive work was ever done to stop the ero­sion.

Maloney girl still hospitalised

The 11-year-old girl who fell from a Maloney apartment building yesterday remains in hospital.

Rihanna Reid, who fell four storeys is said to be sedated at the Pediatric Unit of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

At the time of her fall, there was speculation that she had died, but it is believed that two awnings broke the child's fall. 

In addition to being sedated, the child is also said to have suffered broken bones and other injuries.

Her condition is being monitored by hospital officials.

 

Man killed in early morning accident

One man has been killed in an early morning crash.

Police say the victim identified as Roger D'Abreau was the front seat passenger in a car driven by friend Garcia when it slammed into a wall, then crashed into a post in Arouca.

Officers say D'Abreau died instantly, while the driver escaped serious injury.

They suspect the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Investigations are continuing.

 

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