Elderly woman dies in house fire

ST THOMAS, Jamaica An elderly woman died after fire of unknown origin destroyed her house on Dominique Drive, Retreat in St Thomas Thursday morning.

She has been identified as 76-year-old Nydia Johnson, otherwise known as ‘Millicent’.

According to reports the incident occurred about 4:30 am when residents saw fire coming from a section of the house and summoned the Morant Bay Fire Station.

The blaze was extinguished and the police summoned after firefighters discovered the charred remains of Johnson inside the house.

The building was not insured and the estimated loss has not been ascertained.

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