Neighbours in mourning
Bittersweet emotions swept across The Garden, St James yesterday following the death of an elderly woman whose remains were pulled from the ashes of her home.
As neighbours mourned for Judy “Nelo” Redman, 70, others were breathing a sigh of relief that her neighbour Carol Seales and her four relatives escaped from their burning home without injuries.
Seales, seated at another neighbour, recalled being woken out of a “deep sleep” by her daughter and a police officer.
“My daughter woke up about after 3 a.m. to use the bathroom and she wake me up and tell me, ‘Mummy, I smelling smoke’. But I was in deep sleep . . . .
“But then I heard this knocking on the house and when I got up, it was the police telling us about the fire and that we had to rush to get out. We didn’t even get to save anything,” Seales said.
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