Saturday 23 June, 2018

Police officer dies of injuries after fire

A police officer who was hospitalized following a fire at his Oropune Gardens home last week, has died.

The deceased has been identified as Sherwin Leela.

Leela was a police constable attached to the Port of Spain CID.

He received burns to over 50 percent of his body last Sunday during a fire at his on September 3.

According to reports, at about 1:15 am that day, Sherwin Lela was at his apartment located along Fourth Avenue, Oropune Gardens, when a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms of the home.

At the time of the incident, a 33-year-old woman and her six-year-old son were in the apartment at the time.

To escape the fire, police were told, the woman and her son opted to climb through one of the windows of the apartment and lower themselves to one of the apartments on the lower floors.

The fire services and police were notified and the fire was quickly contained to the living room and kitchen of the home.

More on this as it becomes available.