House collapses with pregnant woman, toddler in Mahdia

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A pregnant woman and her toddler are seriously injured after the house they were in collapsed during a storm late Friday afternoon in Mahdia Region 8.

The mother and child were medevac to the Georgetown Public Hospital for emergency treatment.

The woman lives in Campbell Town, Mahdia with her husband and other relatives.

The town was surprised by a gust of high winds Friday about 16:00hrs that has resulted in damages to a number of houses and buildings.

Reports are that a tree fell and is now blocking the road in the community.

The Mahdia Primary School (Photo/Kester Craig Facebook)

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) stated that the winds lasted for approximately 15 minutes and resulted in the roof of the Mahdia Primary school being blown off while several power lines sustained damages.

Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig in a social media post stated that is CDC is monitoring the current situation.

Reports are that a tree fell and is now blocking the road in the community.

The High winds have also reportedly caused damages to several other structures in Madhia.

An assessment was being conducted by Regional Officials and a team is on standby to be deployed to Saturday September 7.

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