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Hole fear

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Hole fear

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A CHRIST CHURCH FAMILY is concerned about a gaping hole which lies mere feet away from their home.
Sonia and Samuel Scantlebury of Venus Drive, Wotton, Christ Church told the NATION they were first made aware of the hole on Monday June 30, a day after a heavy downpour.
“I was going to fix the car and as I opened the door I noticed the hole,” Samuel said. “I asked my wife to [direct me] to get the car on the road and then I see how deep it was.”
According to Samuel’s estimation, the hole was about eight feet deep. He felt that the road could be compromised if the hole collapsed any further. However, his wife feared damage might be done to their two-bedroom, one-bathroom house which they have occupied for nine years. The couple also said neighbours have also expressed concern, with thoughts of the Arch Cot tragedy coming to mind.
Today, a team from the Drainage Unit cordoned off the area surrounding the hole. Sonia said she was relatively pleased with the response from the unit, but added it came in large part through assistance from the Department of Emergency Management. (LW)