A 2-year-old baby narrowly escaped death after a retaining wall from a neighbour’s house came crashing down sending slabs of concrete into his mother’s bedroom where he was asleep at Mohammed Trace, Gordon Street, St. Augustine on Friday 15th July.
• According to the homeowner and mother of 5, Aquimer Charles, minutes before 10am, she was combing one of her daughter’s hair inside her bedroom as her toddler was asleep on her bed. Suddenly she heard a loud crashing sound and immediately she grabbed her baby from the bed.
• That was the moment she believed she saved his life as several concrete slabs came crashing on her bed where her son laid moments earlier.
• One of her daughters sustained a laceration on the leg after she was struck by a piece of concrete.
• Despite being visited by the M.P. for the area Esmond Forde, the chairman of the Tunapuna/Piarco regional corporation Kwasi Robinson and other officials, Charles remained uncertain where she and her children will sleep tonight as their house has been partially destroyed and remain in danger.