An ackee tree fell on a two-bedroom wooden house in Maynard Hill, Castries this morning around 12:30 a.m.
No one was injured. A family of three – Jessica Leonce, her boyfriend Joel Alexander and their two-year-old son – were at home when the tree fell, bursting power lines and plunging the neighbourhood into darkness.
A part of the house along with furniture sustained damages.
A neighbour told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the house will fall apart when the tree is removed. He said neighbours have offered temporary housing assistant until the couple gets somewhere to live.
“It is not safe anymore,” the resident said.