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    February 22

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UPDATE: British national dies in Port incident


Added 27 January 2020


The woman who died at the Barbados Port over the weekend has been identified as Jenet Vivien Purkess.

On Saturday, the 87-year-old of Lyndhurst in the United Kingdom, had just disembarked the cruise vessel Saga Sapphire and was walking in the area known as the Breakwater.

At the same time, Anthony Omar Walcott, 35, was reversing a Cold Crane Carrier truck in the same area. They were involved in a collision and Purkess died at the scene.

Police investigations are continuing. (PR/SAT)


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