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Child dies in St James fire

A three year old boy perished in an early morning fire at his St James home.

He has been identified as Akauleni Alleyne.

Fire officers told CNC3 NEWS that they received a call at 5 this morning that a house along Dibe Road in Long Circular was on fire. When the officers arrived, the single-storey home was well alight. When fire officers extinguished the blaze, the charred remains of the child were discovered.

CNC3 NEWS understands the child's father is at hospital after receiving severe burns while trying to save the child.

UPDATE: Victims identified in Solomon Hochoy Highway accident

The victims from this morning's horrific accident on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway have been identified as national footballer 27-year-old Shahdon Winchester; his friends Michael Bradshaw, Keston Nicholas and 30-year-old Djenne Hills-Dyer, a hairdresser.

The four friends were returning home after liming at a club in Couva, which is owned by a footballer.

National footballer among those killed in highway accident

A national footballer is among those who died in this morning’s fatal accident on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

Four people—one woman and three men—lost their lives in the accident.

One of the men has been identified as national footballer, Shahdron Winchester. The TTFA has issued a condolence statement in social media on his passing. The woman who died in the accident has been identified as Shahdron Winchester’s girlfriend.

Four die in highway crash

Four people—one woman and three men—have died in a crash on the Solomon Hochoy Highway, at the Union Overpass, this morning.

Details are still coming in, but CNC3 News understands the accident occurred at about 5:30 this morning.

Police are still trying to ascertain the identities of the deceased.

Reports are that the four people were in a white Nissan Xtrail on the south bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway in heavy traffic, under heavy rainfall conditions.

We understand that the vehicle lost control and slammed head-on into a utility pole.

Fire at Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries at Tower C of the International Waterfront Centre was evacuated earlier today.

Reports reaching Guardian Media indicate at around 10.30 am the fire alarm sounded, which prompted workers to immediately vacate the building.

The Fire Services arrived on the scene shortly after.

Unconfirmed reports reaching Guardian Media indicate a small electrical fire occurred on the 24th floor of the building.

More on this story as information becomes available.

Republic Bank employee dies weeks after being burnt

A Republic Bank employee attached to the Valsayn Branch, identified as Seon Solomon, has died from injuries he sustained weeks ago.

Earlier this month, Seon Solomon got into an altercation with someone in the St Joseph area while liming.

Reports are the individual threw a flammable substance on Solomon, and then set him on fire.

Woman critical after house fire

A 28-year-old Customs officer is now warded in critical condition at the hospital after she sustained burns to her body in a house fire that she had allegedly ignited on Sunday.

According to a police report, a man, who also resides at her home at Carl Jones Street in Arima was also injured.

Police said that at about 4.20 pm the two were at home when they got into an argument.

The woman left the room, and returned with a bottle and poured the contents onto the floor then lit it. 

Within seconds, police said, the house was engulfed.

Curepe fire leaves 14 homeless

A Ja­maican na­tion­al and three Cubans are among 14 ten­ants left home­less af­ter fire gut­ted their apart­ment com­plex in Curepe on Mon­day evening.

One of the af­fect­ed ten­ants, pen­sion­er Jen­nifer Cock­burn, 66, told Guardian Me­dia at about 4.30 pm she was sit­ting in her ve­ran­dah lo­cat­ed down­stairs in the split lev­el build­ing when she heard a sound com­ing from an apart­ment above her.

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