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St Vincent bids farewell to students with joint funeral

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HUNDREDS OF VINCENTIANS have turned out at Fancy to bid farewell to the five students who lost their lives in an accident on January 12.

The joint funeral is for Racquel Ashton, Glenroy Michael, Anique Alexander and brothers Jamalie and Jamall Edwards.

Two others, Chanstacia Stay and Simonique Ballantyne are still missing and presumed dead.

On January 12, a minibus carrying 23 passengers ran off the road and plunged into the sea at Rock Gutter. In addition to the lives lost, the majority of passengers were hospitalised, including driver Ranavan Nanton.

Tributes have been paid in song, while the principals of the North Union Secondary, Georgetown Secondary and St Vincent Grammar Schools spoke glowingly of their former charges. 

rock-gutterA free shuttle service was provided for those who wished to attend the service as space is limited at Fancy.

Hundreds more are watching on local television and via the Internet where it is being streamed live.

Click here to watch stream. (SAT)

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