Saturday 15 December, 2018

Watch: Sangre Grande residents protest after ambulance gets stuck

Photo: Police officers cleared burning debris on Friday after residents said they are almost cut off due to a collapsed roadway along Bon Air Road in Tamana, Sangre Grande.

Photo: Police officers cleared burning debris on Friday after residents said they are almost cut off due to a collapsed roadway along Bon Air Road in Tamana, Sangre Grande.

Police cleared debris on Friday morning after frustrated residents gather at Bonair Road, Guaico Tamana, after an ambulance was unable to pass on the road.

Video footage showed counsellor for the area, Nirmal Singh, along with other residents in the area as they said enough was enough.

 

The Ministry of Works and Transport carried out repairs in August, however, residents said the situation has not improved.

Video footage showed an ambulance which was stuck along Bon Air Road due to the road being partly collapsed. The ambulance, which was carrying a sick patient, was forced to take a longer route.

Residents said the patient could have died as a result.

Citizens expressed anger that villagers’ lives were being put in danger.

Anne Small:

“I am so f***ing sick of this road look what happen and still they wouldn't come and fix the road imagine someone sick or could be in pain to make baby and the ambulance stick."

Linton Levi-Gueverra

“So this happened today. This is Bonair Road and I am not the first to say something but they can't ignore us if we keep speaking out. This is an ambulance, WITH A SICK PATIENT, stuck and can't navigate up the hill. What the hell !!! What more has to happen before someone pays attention.”

“Allyuh block the road whole day a few weeks ago to "FIX" it.. well if this is fix Lord help us... better than that powers that be!!!! We deserve better than that.”

Lall Bhagaloo:

“Landslides caused by leaking water mains and neglect by present and past governments are responsible for this. The residents and other users have nothing to do with the present condition of the road.”

Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan, told media that repairs to the road would commence in the coming weeks.

 

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