Three Vincentian students killed in vehicular accident

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 29, CMC – Three  students, who were due to return to their home in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were among four people killed early Sunday in a two-vehicle accident that also claimed the life of a Barbadian national.
The three dead girls were part of a seven-member group who had been here since last December for an internship programme at the Crane Resort, St Philip and were due to depart the island on Sunday.  Three other people have been hospitalised.
Police said that 17-year-old Danee Deverey Horne, 18-year-old Carianne Lee-New Padmore and 19-year-old Aziza Awanna Dennie  died as a result of the accident and that two other St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals, 18-year-old Darren Renaldo Daniel and 21-year-old Kemelius Boyea, escaped death.
Police said the driver of the other vehicle that was involved in the accident, 23-year-old Andre Jabarry Gittens, also died.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves told the Barbados TODAY on line publication that it is a period of real sadness.
“It is terrible when anyone dies in an accident, but it is absolutely devastating when it is a young person,” he said, adding that he has spoken to the parents of the dead girls.
“We have made all of the arrangements to contact the counsellors, the people who are involved in this business of holding people’s hands and caring for them at times of bereavement or tragedy,” Gonsalves said.

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