Widespread flooding in Radix Village, Mayaro today affecting 20 homes and a cemetery, after someone broke a dam in the area.
Thousands of gallons of water flooded the road and completely inundated the Radix cemetery as the Fire Services and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) rushed into action.
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Member of Parliament for Mayaro, Rushton Paray explained what had happened on a Facebook post.
Five fire officers were electrocuted while trying to rescue persons trapped in flood waters in Barataria.
Four were treated and discharged, one remains warded.
Injures ranged from cuts and bruises about the body while the officer warded suffered more serious injuries.
This took place after a ladder being used came into contact with a high tension wire.
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