NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The charred remains of two children and a woman were removed from a one-story apartment on Coco Plum Avenue off East Street after a blaze that broke out around 5.50am destroyed the home.
Family members told Eyewitness News that the bodies included a seven-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl — both of whom attended EP Roberts Primary School.
The young girl recently graduated and was set to start CH Reeves Junior High School in the fall.
News of the tragedy quickly spread through the community as residents gathered to watch, many of them overcome by grief as undertakers carted away the remains.
One of the neighbors, who asked not to be named, said he and his family were asleep when they were awakened by the sounds of screaming and banging on their front door.