2-year-old survives fall from three storey building


By Leroy Smith

It is unclear whether a three storey building which was once a children’s hospital has been condemned by the Municipality, however, a family is counting their blessings after their toddler survived a fall from the dilapidated building.

The building located at lot 67 Croal and Cummings Street, Georgetown which once housed the Jesus Rescue Mission Children’s Hospital is currently being occupied by several families.

Twenty year old Anastasia Spencer, the mother of 2-year-old Breanka Greenidge told News Room that the child was on her way to see an aunt who was on the step when a piece of the flooring broke and “she fell through the crease and landed downstairs.” The incident occurred last week Wednesday (May 24, 2017).

There are claims that the child was struck to the head, but this was denied by Spencer.

She noted that a surgery and a CT scan were done at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where it was noted that the child’s skull was fractured. However, she received assurances that the injuries she sustained will not affect her in her later life

During a visit to the home, the News Room observed that the building appears unsafe for dwelling.

When we visited the family members were ensuring that the area where the child fell was patched up in such a way that neither she nor any of the other children dwelling in that section of the house suffer the same fate.

The Guyana Fire Service promised to check their recording to see if the building is one listed as unsafe for dwelling.

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