Children left to live in tree-damaged house
TWO families, including nine children and a pregnant woman, were left to sleep in a partially-destroyed house after a tree fell it on Saturday.
Kizel St George said she was in the kitchen around 11.30 a.m. cutting up watermelon for her two children, niece and nephew, between the ages of six months and seven years, when she heard shouting.
She said men who were cutting a mango tree outside the Warden Road, Point Fortin house alerted her to get out of the wooden structure.
St George, 26, said she began to scream and she grabbed the children and ran.
Two trees came crashing down onto the roof of the house.
It left the apartment she was renting with her sister, mother and four children damaged.
Part of the adjacent apartment in which eight-month pregnant Venus Henry lived with her five children was also destroyed. Henry was not at home at the time.
Both families spent Saturday night in different sections of the house.
St George said they slept in the porch area while Henry and her children rested in their living room.
She told the Express that the house was being repaired by the owner but she was unsure how long this process would take.