No one was at home at the time. The family reportedly moved out yesterday after discovering multiple cracks in the house’s structure.
A neighbour told St. Lucia News Online that she heard a crackling sound then a loud “boom” at about 12:45 a.m. today, August 6.
A source close to the family told SNO that the house was built about two years ago and comprised three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining area, and three balconies.
Five persons lived in the house, but one – a national footballer – is currently overseas.
The source blamed the collapse on faulty construction, saying that a civil lawsuit may be in progress.
Neighbours are thankful that no one was at home at the time of the collapse because as one put person pointed out, “no one could survive this”.