Saturday 15 December, 2018

Labour Day tragedy in Bahamas as four women killed in accident

The four victims of a fatal accident in the Bahamas on Friday.

The four victims of a fatal accident in the Bahamas on Friday.

Labour Day celebrations in the Bahamas were soured on Friday morning when a truck mowed through a crowd of people, killing four women and reportedly injuring dozens.

The accident, which occurred in the vicinity of East and Shirley streets in Nassau, forced a premature halt to the country’s annual Labour Day parade and sent shockwaves across the nation.

The deceased have been identified as Tabatha Bethel Higgs, Kathleen Rodgers-Fernander, Tameca Gibson and Diane Gray Ferguson.

At least two of the injured persons are reportedly in serious condition, according to officials from the Princess Margaret Hospital which reportedly went into a “mass casualty mode”.

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