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Well repair project in works

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A PROGRAMME is being fast-tracked to deal with the state of National Housing Corporation (NHC) units and their environs, including poorly secured and dilapidated wells.

Member of Parliament for St James South Sandra Husbands said this was being done by the Ministry of Housing as no one wanted another tragedy similar to that involving 18-year-old Kyriq Boyce, who died after falling in a 100-foot well in Martin Road, The Pine, St Michael, last Thursday.

Kyriq had moved from Holders Hill, St James, to be with his mother in Regent Hill, The Pine, only a couple of weeks earlier.

Husbands, who said she knew his family, stressed she had been behind getting some members of the Haynesville community, which she represents, to cordon off some of the more dangerous wells and fill in the cracks a year ago, but it was imperative a sustained programme be put in place. (CA)

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