TWO-YEAR-OLD TWINS PERISH IN FIRE IN GRANTS PEN

TWO-YEAR-OLD TWINS PERISH IN FIRE IN GRANTS PEN

Trauma and sorrow were etched on the faces of residents of Belgium, a community in Grants Pen, St Andrew, after learning that two-year-old twins, Nahaila and Nieelia Pinnock had perished in a fire on Thursday night.

When The  News arrived on the scene, the remains of the twins could be seen on the bed on which they had been sleeping.

Residents watch on as firefighters battle the blaze. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

Residents said they were alerted to the fire and tried to assist, but it was units from the Rolling Town and York Park Fire Stations that were able to battle the fire and save other houses from burning to the ground.

Councillor for the of the Waterloo Division and Deputy Mayor Winston Ennis said two houses were completely burnt down, leaving 14 persons from one family homeless.