UPDATE-FIRE-Elderly victim of Greenfield tragedy identified

IMG_9025Police have confirmed the identity of the victim of Saturday night’s fatal fire, which occurred at Greenfield, St Michael.

He is Leroy Worrell, 71, a Barbadian by birth, who migrated to Boston as a youngster.

Worrell, a retired dental technician, who returns to his native island frequently, has been here for the past six months. He was due to return to the United States on April 30.

His close friend Lambert Alleyne, 79, was caught off guard by the news of his passing. He told Barbados TODAY he had just buried another one of his close friends earlier in the day.

He described Worrell as a nice and gentle fellow.

At the time of his death, he said Worrell was home alone.

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Some of his neighbours reportedly heard him shouting for help and came to his rescue, but their efforts to save him were in vain.

The body of the elderly man was discovered in his bathroom after he perished in the blaze that engulfed his recently repaired wooden house, which was affectionately called “Ponte Rosa”.

The fire, which apparently started in Worrell’s home, also damaged two adjacent wooden dwellings.

Official investigations are continuing.

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14 Responses to UPDATE-FIRE-Elderly victim of Greenfield tragedy identified

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett April 26, 2015 at 3:00 am

    This is so, so sad. May he rest in eternal peace.

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  2. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett April 26, 2015 at 3:00 am

    This is so, so sad. May he rest in eternal peace.

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  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 26, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Very sad. Condolences to his family and friends.

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  4. Rosemary Wall
    Rosemary Wall April 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Sad indeed..sympathies to his family and friends.

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  5. Ken R. Smith
    Ken R. Smith April 26, 2015 at 8:19 am

    So very sad, sincere condolences to Mr. Worrell’s family.

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  6. Jude Willis
    Jude Willis April 26, 2015 at 8:36 am

    R.I.P.Mr. Worrell ..thoughts and prayers for Family and Friends !!

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  7. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall April 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Condolences to his family and friends. Also I think its about time that government does something about Greenfield and the closeness of those houses down there

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  8. Coreen Holford
    Coreen Holford April 26, 2015 at 9:31 am

    May his soul rest in eternal peace

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  9. Annie Allie
    Annie Allie April 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

    RIP

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  10. ormond mayers April 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    This is very , very sad. The agony and pain this man has suffered as the fire consume his body. RIP and rise in glory my departed bro.

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  11. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    So very sad, such a horrendous way die, my sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace

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  12. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    So very sad, such a horrendous way die, my sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace

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  13. Diane Cummins
    Diane Cummins April 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Very sad.

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  14. Annette Atkinson
    Annette Atkinson April 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Rest In Peace..

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