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Friday 20 October 2017
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Trees threaten home of disabled woman

Two tall trees are precariously hanging over the humble home of physically challenged Althea Jones and, according to her, remain a threat to her safety. The 63-year-old woman of Mahabir Street, Couva, is even more scared because of the bad weather the country is experiencing these days.

“One is a tall coconut tree and another large one and I am afraid they could collapse any time on the house and kill me,” Jones cried as she explained she had been appealing to the Couva/Taaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) to have the trees cut for the last two years.

“Maybe when the tree fall on the house and I dead everyone will reach. People don’t know that I don’t sleep at nights.”

The disabled Jones moves around with the aid of a supermarket trolley as the motorised wheelchair she has been using for years is in dire need of repair that she can’t afford.

Newsday contacted CTTRC Chairman Henry Awong who promised to dispatch a team from disaster management to deal with a case.

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