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Six acres of land had already been swallowed by the sea along with three houses following mass land erosion at Bamboo Village Cedros.

Trinidad: Villagers fearful more houses will collapse into sea

(Trinidad Guardian) Al­most a year af­ter the sea swal­lowed three homes and a por­tion of the road near the coast in Ce­dros, vil­lagers are still fear­ful that more hous­es will col­lapse in­to the sea.

The gul­ly formed in the wake of the mas­sive land­slip has con­tin­ued to widen as no restora­tive work was ever done to stop the ero­sion.

When the T&T Guardian vis­it­ed the area, the shells of the homes lay un­oc­cu­pied on the precipice. To mark the an­niver­sary of the calami­ty, which oc­curred on Feb­ru­ary 26, 2018, the vil­lagers had paint­ed a sign on a con­crete wall which read, “ 2018 Dis­as­ter Strike, 5 15 pm, Feb­ru­ary.”

Fredrick Gore was seen ly­ing on a ham­mock near one of the aban­doned build­ings.

De­spite the dan­ger, Gore said he liked the seren­i­ty of the place.

“I live on the oth­er side and yes, I am wor­ried that one day the sea will take all of this,” he said ges­tur­ing at the ex­pan­sive land­slip. Gore said the com­mu­ni­ty lost its way when the sea took the land.

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