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Several carnival revelers injured when house collapses

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

Several people were rushed by a number of ambulances to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after a house collapsed where they were making final preparations for tomorrow’s Carnival road march.

The incident happened on Dolphin Street in Belize City where the Soca Mocha Mas Band uses as its base to make carnival costumes, to strategize its plans and hold practice sessions.

The two-storey house reportedly slipped off the posts, which had been compromised when a lamp post fell on the house during Hurricane Earl.

The City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) representative, Councillor Phillip Willoughby had visited the family soon after the hurricane and had promised to help them to get the post removed, but that assistance was not due to come until this week. When he visited with the family again today when the house fell, he again indicated the assistance will be forthcoming more than likely this week.

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