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A 41-year-old woman collapsed and died while at a bus shed in Buccoo, Tobago Wednesday afternoon.

According to police Dalia Jack was seen at about 3:00 pm alone in the bus shed when she bent over and screaming in pain.

A resident of Buccoo said they approached Jack and offered assistance and Jack said she could not breathe.

She however asked for water and although she was given water, she collapsed and died shortly after police and ambulance arrived at the scene.

Residents also expressed concern that the police and Emergency Medical Technicians were not dressed in appropriate PPE gear to treat with the fatality in light of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.

Some of the officers were only wearing masks and no gloves while handling the dead woman’s belongings.

Up to late Wednesday evening officers were at the scene interviewing residents.