A 72-year-old was killed in a fire which gutted his Gasparillo home on Saturday evening, becoming the second elderly person to be killed in a fire in just a matter of days.
Reports say, Leroy Walters of Bonne Aventure Road, who was partially blind and immobile, was trapped in by the flames and was unable to be rescued from the burning house.
Reports say around 7:30 PM on Saturday, an explosive sound was heard in the house, then the fire broke out.
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has launched an investigation into the death of an elderly man on the ground outside the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
However, the NWRHA says initial reports indicate that the man was treated and discharged and left on his own accord.
The following is the statement from the NWRHA.