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Tivoli Enquiry: Witness thrown across room after explosion

Published:Monday | December 8, 2014 | 6:09 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A witness at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this afternoon testified that he was thrown across a room following a loud explosion during the May 2010 police-military operation.

Trevion McFarlane further told the commission that an explosion caused the house to vibrate, shattered glass windows and left sections of the building under a cloud of dust.

McFarlene said he and other family members, including children, were inside at the time of the alleged exposition.

He said they remained inside the house for three days and he later went to stay with his family who lived in the community.

The witness said he subsequently left to go to his mother's house in Clarendon because he felt unsafe being in the community.

He said about two weeks later, he went back to Tivoli and found is house and its contents destroyed by fire.

The witness said he received compensation from the Government but it was not enough to cover his losses.


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