Saturday 24 October, 2020

Tobago woman dies in fire

Police are at the scene of a fire in Tobago where a 59-year-old woman has died.

The deceased has been identified as Lilga Alleyne Peters, of Spring Garden Trace, Tobago.

According to initial reports, around 8 am today, fire officials received reports of a fire at a two-storey home in the community.

Appliances were dispatched, and officers arrived on the scene shortly.

When they arrived, they were informed of a man who had suffered burn injuries while attempting to rescue Peters, who had been trapped inside.

Fire officers were able to contain the blaze before it spread to nearby structures.

However, they did not arrive in time to save the woman.

The injured man was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital for treatment.

More on this as it becomes available.

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