Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mom wants $$, new apartment

Girl falls from 3 storeys

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miracle landing: Naila Holder comforts her three-year-old daughter, Shanaya Greenidge, at the Paediatric Hospital at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex yesterday after the youngster fell from a third-floor apartment in Maloney Gardens on Thursday. —Photo: AYANNA KINSALE

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THE mother of a three-year-old girl who fell three floors down from a Housing Development Authority (HDC) Maloney apartment wants compensation and a new place to call home

Naila Holder, an employee of the Trinidad Express Newspapers, said yesterday that on Thursday around 5 p.m. she was on the second floor of her apartment complex located at Building 14, Maloney Gardens.

She said she was speaking to a friend at the time and left her daughter, Shanaya Greenidge, playing on the complex's third floor where she has her own unit.

She said that up to yesterday morning there was a large hole in a banister through which her daughter fell.

She said when she noticed that the child was about to fall through she ran to grab her but it was too late. The child feel three storeys and landed on some gravel.

She said she took her daughter to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where she was treated for a bruised liver.

Holder said she was thankful Shanaya sustained no broken bones or head injuries but she was still "very mad" at the HDC.

"You know how long I told the HDC to fix that hole," she said.

She added that yesterday morning a team from the HDC arrived to repair the hole. "But is compensation I want for what happened to my child," she said.

She said her daughter would be traumatised to live at that apartment now.