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PM feels it for victim, family
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described as "tragic" the mauling of Maraval grandmother Lillian Bunsee. Persad-Bissessar, who appeared emotional last evening as she commented on Bunsee's death, said: "I am a grandmother. It is a very tragic, tragic incident for the entire family." The Prime Minister made the comment while speaking to reporters at her Siparia constituency office, SS Erin Road, Penal, yesterday.
Bunsee was mauled to death by a family pitbull at her home, La Seiva Road, Maraval, on Monday. She was bitten multiple times when she went to feed the animal. Her neighbours tried desperately to distract the dog, throwing bricks at it but to no avail. Eventually, police who arrived at the scene had to kill it. Yesterday, Persad-Bissessar said she could not imagine what the Bunsee family must be experiencing.
"It is a tragic thing that has happened. Our condolences to that family. I can well imagine the pain. This is one family, the grandmother of the same family," she said. Persad-Bissessar said Government had tried to bring the dangerous dogs legislation totally on board but was unable to do so before the last session of Parliament ended.
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