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REGIONAL: Dominica police release names of victims in fatal accident

By Dominica News Online

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Police have released the names of the five young men, all from the community of Penville, who were involved in a fatal accident on Sunday 6th August 2017.

According to Police PRO Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste the five deceased are Mandela Ophar 21; Clement Leblanc 22; Jean Louis Sango 25; Jude Jean 21 and Chris Marcellin 29.

He said they were pronounced dead after the vehicle which they were travelling descended over a cliff and into the sea in an area known as Ambas in Vielle Case.

He went on to say that it was reported to the police that about 7:00 a.m, motor vehicle registration number PQ978  owned and at the time driven by Marcellin drove off the road through guard rails and descended over a cliff about 400 feet deep and into the sea.

“At the time of the incident the motor vehicle was travelling in a northerly direction at Ambas in Vielle Case…,” Jno Baptiste revealed.

He said the lifeless bodies of the five occupants were removed from the motor vehicle by members of the Fire and Ambulance Service, members of the Police Force and members of the public.

Jno Baptiste stated that the bodies were all examined and pronounced dead by a medical doctor at the Reginald Fitzgerald Armour Hospital in Portsmouth.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened into the death of the five deceased.

Investigations are ongoing.

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10 comments

  1. From The family's in st thomas
    My hart goes out to all my family in penville
    May the lord comfort all in sorrow

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  2. NO RISK NO REWARD.

    from everyone in st.Lucia,i would like to send condolences to the families of the victims of this tragic accident.some years ago we experienced an accident that left over eleven people dead when a vehicle they were traveling on plunged into the sea and killed them instantly.its very hard to cope with one death,much for five at the same time.it leaves five families weeping and mourning.i pray God gives them all comfort to recover and bounce back from this tragedy.

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  3. from everyone in St.Lucia,i would like to send sincere condolences to the victim's families.i remembered couple years ago we had an accident down the coast where a van plunged into the sea and around 11 people or more was killed instantly.its very difficult to accept one death in a family,much less to have five families grieving the same cause of death at the same time.thats a lot of weeping of mourning.i hope their souls find a peace of rest and the families can find strength in the Lord to move on.

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  4. Sympathy to the families of the victims and the ppl of Dominica.
    Now about this accident were they drunk, speeding, drug relate what did the postmortem say?

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  5. time for stability

    jah, bless those souls and there families..........................

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  6. Thats terrible.. So sad.

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  7. Very sad indeed. To the people of Dominica sincere condolences from your sister isle and its people. May they rest in peace

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  8. so sad!

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  9. omg did yall see the height these fellas fell from. that looks worse than Morne Sion, Choiseul.

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  10. ♥♥🛐😣😇🙁🙁😢

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