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Trinidadian authorities review housing scheme safety following deadly blaze that killed 5 including a baby

imageFour people and an unborn baby died in the suspected arson  attack, which some say was caused by a family squabble over home  ownership.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday December 21, 2011 - Prime  Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she will order a review of homes operated  by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) after four people and an unborn  baby died in an apartment fire yesterday morning.
“Everyone of these  building must be examined. It must be done as fast as possible so if a tragedy  were to occur (again), there will be some way to escape,” Persad-Bissessar said  yesterday after visiting the Laventille site.
Seven people were  hospitalized in serious condition following the suspected arson attack that  eyewitnesses said was caused by a family squabble over home  ownership.
Some fell to their death after jumping several hundred feet to  escape the inferno at the five-storey state-owned apartment building that did  not have any fire escapes. A 10-month old and a two-year old were among the  victims. Curtis Hyde, 34, who was injured in the fire, told the Trinidad  Express newspaper: “I heard my wife bawling, bawling, bawling out my name and I  was trying my best to reach her and no matter how hard I tried, I could not  reach her because there was fire everywhere. That is hell.”
The prime  minister said Cabinet will decide on funding for the installation of fire  escapes at HDC buildings that were designed for low-income  families.
Corporation Chairman Jearlean John said up to three months  rent-free accommodations will be provided to 20 families in need of  relocation.

 

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Comment by GGGIAN1 on December 24, 2011 at 2:37am

Comment by Cee Gee on December 23, 2011 at 9:52am

No fire escapes in a 5 story building?  That is unheard of.  Well, I lived in America all my life and don't know what the laws are for other places...it just doesn't make sense that a building with five floors would have no means of escape in case of an emergency.

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