A deadly landslide in the village of San-Sauvere, Dominica, has claimed the lives of three members of a family when their house was completely engulfed by the slide. Two others escaped but were injured in the slide. Residents were getting ready for a celebration on Monday, when the tragedy occurred. According to DNO, PM Skeritt expressed condolences while urging caution during this rainy season.
Heavy rain falls over the weekend was responsible for such a disastrous landslide, which is unfortunately common during this time of year. According to Dominica News on Line “Skerrit and other government officials visited that community on Monday when they heard about the tragedy.” Many people were helpful in ensuring that the roads were cleared and other residents protected from further incidents.
Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and we trust that everyone on the Island remains vigilant, during this rainy season. (DNO’s photo)