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  • 6 Confirmed Dead After Van Overturns On Flat Bridge [IMAGES + VIDEO]

    A blue 2012 Suzuki Vitara motor vehicletravelling towards Bog Walk in the parish of St. Catherine –  overturned on flat bridge, leaving at least six persons dead.The incident took place at approximately 1:00am Saturday morning after the driver of the motor van negotiated the corner incorrectly causing the van to go over the bridge.

    The vehicle was soon after removed along with 5 unidentified bodies.

    Divers from the Jamaica Defense Force discovered  a 6th body of an unidentified male at approximately 10:00am.

    The divers are currently on the scene searching for the 7th person who is believed to have been carried further from the accident scene by the Rio Cobre river water.

    A survivor is currently in the hospital listed under critical condition.

     

    Police officers are currently on the scene conducting investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident

    Only survivor

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  • Police Commissioner undergoes emergency surgery

    Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams underwent an emergency and is expected to be out of office for another two weeks.

    Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were informed Friday afternoon of the development.

    “He is expected to make a full recovery and return to office within the next two weeks,” said notification from the Police High Command to JCF members.

    “We wish the commissioner of police a speedy recovery,” it added.

    Deputy Commissioner Glenmore Hinds will act as commissioner during Williams’ absence.

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  • 5 Persons Die in Flat Bridge Accident, Police Search For Bodies

    Bog Walk Gorge via jamaica-gleaner.com

    An accident that occurred early this morning (July 16) has claimed the lives of five people.

    Police in St Catherine are reportedly searching for the bodies of Elfrego Slew and Oniel Robinson who are said to have been passengers in a Suzuki Grand Vitara motor car which fell into the Rio Cobre.

    The Suzuki Grand Vitara which was reportedly owned and operated by Stephen Ricketts, was carrying a total eight persons.

    19-year-old Shane Harris, the sole survivor was treated and released.

     

    The driver of the ill-fated vehicle reportedly misjudged a turn upon reaching the Bog Walk Gorge before the vehicle fell in the water.

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  • Gunmen Attack Police Post After Police Murdered 17 Year Old!!

    The male who was shot during an early morning police operation in West Kingston on Friday has died.

    He has been identified as a 17-year-old youth from Tivoli Gardens. Reports are that he was pronounced dead after he was taken to the Kingston Public hospital.

    Police report that the teen was shot while lawmen engaged criminals in the area in a hour-long gun battle.

     

     
    A team of officers reportedly went to the area and saw a group of men who were acting in a suspicious manner.

    “Police approached the men and came under fire,” head of the division, Howard Chambers told Loop News.

    The fire was returned and the teen fatally shot, according to Chambers.

    Minutes later, men with high powered weapons reportedly opened fire at theTivoli Gardens police post.

    The shooting triggered an angry protests in the area and on Spanish Town Road, which was blocked by residents.

    “Kill them kill the youth in cold blood!” one of the angry protestors told Loop News.

    Police say they are still on location clearing the road blocks.

    A release from the police is also warning motorists to avoid the area at this time

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  • West Kingston teen dies after being shot by cops, gunmen attack police post

    The male who was shot during an early morning police operation in West Kingston on Friday has died.

    He has been identified as a 17-year-old youth from Tivoli Gardens. Reports are that he was pronounced dead after he was taken to the Kingston Public hospital.

    Police report that the teen was shot while lawmen engaged criminals in the area in a hour-long gun battle. 

    A team of officers reportedly went to the area and saw a group of men who were acting in a suspicious manner.

    "Police approached the men and came under fire," head of the division, Howard Chambers told Loop News.

    The fire was returned and the teen fatally shot, according to Chambers.

    Minutes later, men with high powered weapons reportedly opened fire at theTivoli Gardens police post.

    The shooting triggered an angry protests in the area and on Spanish Town Road, which was blocked by residents.

    "Kill them kill the youth in cold blood!" one of the angry protestors told Loop News.

    Police say they are still on location clearing the road blocks.

    A release from the police is also warning motorists to avoid the area at this time.

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