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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