Timehri family homeless as falling tree destroys house

first_imgA mother and her three children are presently homeless after a tree fell and completely wrecked their wooden house at Alliance Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara.Based on information, the tree which once stood some 50 feet from the house came crashing down during a heavy shower on Sunday at about 12:30h.The completely destroyed houseCindy (only name given), head of the household and her three minor children were all at home when the tragedy struck. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. One of the children sustained a minor cut to her nose and a younger child received lacerations to the hand.When Guyana Times visited the scene, residents were assisting to remove the tree from the fallen house. The house was completely furnished and most of the household items were damaged.The family now homeless after the incidentSpeaking briefly to the media, the confused woman said that she and her children were in the house when she heard a crashing sound and immediately felt the house falling.Up to that point she was not sure what had occurred but it was until she and her children got out of the house that she saw the tree on the house. Only the stairs remained standing.She explained that she checked that her children were safe and by that time neighbours rushed over to render assistance.Cindy could not estimate her loses but related that her house was fully furnished. With Christmas around the corner, the mother of three, who works at a poultry farm in a nearby village to sustain herself and children is uncertain what her next move will be.Villagers have come together to raise the roof of the mangled house in order for her household items can be kept dry. The woman and her children are now staying at a neighbour’s house as others assisted in other ways.last_img

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