A 10-month old and a 3-year old have reportedly died in a tragic event in Neuland Village, Corozal District

A 10-month old and a 3-year old have reportedly died in a tragic event in Neuland Village, Corozal District

A 10-month old and a 3-year old have reportedly died in a tragic event in Neuland Village, Corozal District. The incident unfolded at around seven thirty last night inside the home of 38-year-old, Justina and 39-year-old, Henrick Sawatzky. Reports say that the 15-year-old daughter, Helena, was filling a lamp with kerosene, when the mother ignited a lighter to give light to the room. The explosion happened within seconds, and landed the mother and four children, at the Northern Regional Hospital. The mother was burnt on both hands and her face; the father injured both hands; Helena received burns to both hands and her right foot; 13-year-old, Jacob, sustained burns to both hands; 3-year-old, Ana, received burns to her entire body and was immediately taken to the KHMH by ambulance. Upon arrival at the home, Police found the 10-month-old baby wrapped up in a blanket with no pulse. Our newsroom is working on this story and will have more in our evening news.

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