UPDATE, Dec. 30, 2013: The body of Shalarni Headley, 33 months old of Canada, was found on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, bringing the death toll to nine.
Acting Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel has announced the names of the eight persons who have died as a result of the torrential rains in St. Vincent Tuesday night.
They are as follows:
- In Rose Bank: Walsy Nanton, 73 of Rose Bank, Horna Nanton, 70, Hazel Nanton-Baptiste, 48, Bernard Nanton, 24, and Yannick Bartholomew, 18.
- In Byera: Raymond Gonsalves, 62.
- In Cane Grove: Kelisia James, 18.
- In Vermont, Desmond Wilson, 43.
- Shalarni Headley, 33 months old of Canada
According to reports verified by I-Witness News, the following persons are missing:
- Jozel Small (age unknown), an employee of Buccament Bay Resort, was swept out to sea Tuesday night.
- Inka Jack, 12, of Questelles, was washed away in Buccament Bay Tuesday night.
- Shirla Edward, 34, of Buccament Bay, was swept away when floodwaters destroyed her house.