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Eight homeless after fire
Eight people, including an elderly couple, have been rendered homeless after a man allegedly threw a molotov cocktail into their Chanda Trace, Indian Walk Village, home yesterday. The affected people are Glendor Nelson 70, Sydney Nelson, 91, Jeanette Nelson-Andrews, 42, Stephon Mitchell, 11, Wendy Mitchell, 53, Nikeisha Mitchell, 31, Keron Mitchell, 27 and Keiron Mitchell, 23.
According to reports, Glendor Nelson went to sleep around 11 pm on Friday, but was awakened two hours later by a loud noise. A short time later a noise was heard coming from Nelson-Andrews' room. On checking, the room was engulfed in flames. The family was evacuated, but Nelson-Andrews, who was burnt on the right side of her body and left foot, was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital where she remains warded in the Intensive Care Unit.
Nelson speculated that the cocktail was thrown by a man who, for the past three weeks, had been making unwanted advances to Nelson-Andrews. MP for the area, Neela Khan and councillor Alvin Lutchman yesterday visited the family and distributed two mattresses and foodstuff.
Investigations are continuing.
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