Fallen tree destroys house at Timehri – mother, three children left homeless


A mother and her three children are presently homeless after a tree fell and completely wrecked their wooden house at Alliance Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara.
Based on information, the tree which once stood some 50 feet from the house came crashing down during a heavy shower on Sunday at about 12:30hrs.

The completely destroyed house

Cindy (only name given), head of the household and her three minor children were all at home when the tragedy struck. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. One of the children sustained a minor cut to her nose and a younger child received lacerations to the hand.

Cindy could not estimate her loses but related that her house was fully furnished. With Christmas around the corner, the mother of three, who works at a poultry farm in a nearby village to sustain herself and children is uncertain what her next move will be.

The family now homeless after the incident
The family now homeless after the incident

Villagers have come together to raise the roof of the mangled house in order for her household items can be kept dry. The woman and her children are now staying at a neighbour’s house as others assisted in other ways.


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