THE BULLDOZER after it crashed into the home at Dunscombe. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
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A NINETY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD WOMAN got the shock of her life yesterday morning when a bulldozer ripped away part of her living room.
Clarine Edwards, who has been living in the house at Dunscombe, St Thomas, since 1951, was counting her lucky stars after she and her daughter escaped being harmed because they were in another section of the house. She said she had never experienced anything like it.
The bulldozer fell off the trailer on which it was being towed and landed on its side on the threads, bucket perched in the air.
The soft-spoken Edwards did not have much to say, but her 76-year-old daughter Lavadne Edwards-Harris, who lives at the same house, said her mother went into shock after they realised what had happened.
“I had to call the doctor,” she said.
It was around 11 a.m. and they were “in the back” of the uninsured wood and wall home when the incident occurred.
“We hear this impact but we didn’t feel no shake in the house.
“When my mother leave and come up here, when my mother get here, I hear my mother shout out and say ‘the house gone’,” she told the NATION, clutching her head as she recounted what happened. (SAT)
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