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Petite Savanne residents forced to bury dead


Barry Alleyne in Roseau, Dominica

Petite Savanne residents forced to bury dead

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FOR THE RESIDENTS of the small mountain village of Petite Savanne, this wound cuts deep.

The roughly-dug graves are still fresh. Flowers placed on top are starting to wither, and people still pass by making the sign of the cross in memory of their loved ones.

Stranded from civilisation since last Thursday when Tropical Storm Erika ravaged the island, Petite Savanne residents had no choice but to bury their own dead, and mourn them later.

Across the land, small graves litter the ground. In some cases, people could not even identify who they were burying. The graves each have twigs broken into two to form crosses.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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